Here at the Emerging Scholars Network, we often think of what we do as applying the ideas of the faith and work movement to the work of being an academic. We believe God cares about all work, and calls believers to work in many different fields as a way of engaging with His good creation and witnessing to others about His grace. We try to apply that framework to the work of Christians in the university. Today, ESN editor Hannah Eagleson reflects on a recent experience at a Redeemer Center for Faith and Work conference and offers a brief spiritual exercise for academics at the end of the semester. [Read more…] about Ice Cream, Work, and Liturgy: Formed to Work for the Glory of God Conference
As mentioned, the grounds of New College in Oxford provided the perfect setting in which to explore historic and current influences of Christian faith on academic disciplines. Along with the formal dinner, tea and coffee breaks convened mornings and afternoons provided valuable opportunities to meet colleagues attending different track sessions. The mood at Developing a Christian MindÂ (DCM) initiative at Oxford was casual and friendly, with much interaction and appreciation of the chance to discuss important topics from a shared faith perspective.
As the associate dean of a school with departments focused mostly on behavioral and applied sciences, I attended the social sciences and law track. Our 20-person group included colleagues from various areas of the U.K., Canada, the U.S., Turkey, and China. [Read more…] about Developing a Christian Mind at Oxford 2