At Emerging Scholars Network, we love to crowdsource ideas for following Christ faithfully and serving others well in the academic life. In the 2018/2019 academic year, we’ve been sharing brief insights on how to grow spiritually in the academic life. Read the series to date here. For more of Tatyana Claytor’s writing at ESN, click here.Â [Read more…] about Awe and Humility (Growing Spiritually in the Academic Life Series)
This summer, weâ€™re sharing prayers for and by Christian scholars in our network. We hope this is a chance for readers to connect with each other and with God, to be encouraged, and to pray together. May this series remind us of how the church is connected across time and space in the love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Todayâ€™s prayer is by Brandon Spun,Â a member of the Emerging Scholars Network and a senior fellow at New College Franklin.
A Prayer for the Busy Scholars
Our Father, whose sabbath rest is eternal and perfect, you have ordained a time and season for every task, and work, and problem. [Read more…] about A Prayer for the Busy Scholars
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,Â from whomÂ every familyÂ in heaven and on earth is named,Â that according toÂ the riches of his gloryÂ he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his SpiritÂ in your inner being,Â so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faithâ€”that you, beingÂ rooted andÂ grounded in love,Â may have strength toÂ comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length andÂ height and depth,Â and to know the love of ChristÂ that surpasses knowledge, thatÂ you may be filled with allÂ the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:14-19
Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
-Â Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV)Â
Take a look at how you spend an average week. Who gets the best of you? Iâ€™m not asking who gets the most of youâ€”the most time, the most attention. Your family and work likely get that. But who gets the best of you?
– Mark Buchanan, Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And manyÂ who wereÂ rich put in much.Â Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites,Â which make a quadrans.Â So He called His disciples toÂ HimselfÂ and said to them,Â â€œAssuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;Â for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.â€ – Mark 12:41-44