ESN is currently creating a Faith/Science curriculum for young adult small groups.Â Weâ€™ve partnered with InterVarsity graduate student discussion groups to identify faith/science questions that are important to emerging scholars, and weâ€™re commissioning thoughtful Christians in science or theology/philosophy to explore those questions in this series at the ESN blog.Â We will publish these posts as a booklet curriculum for campus groups. Today, we’re delighted to welcome Royce FrancisÂ to address the topic of “supporting science literacy among believers.”Â This project was made possible through the support of an award from the Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries project at Fuller Theological Seminary. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fuller or the STEAM project. [Read more…] about How can Christians in science support science literacy among believers? (STEAM Grant Series)
As part of #GivingTuesday, support Hannah Eagleson’s editing / writing for ESN.
Recently Hannah Eagleson and I chatted with author, musician, and public speaker Andy Crouch about the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). We focused upon the role of Christians in academia as culture makers. Here’s his take on the need for ESN:
The health of the university depends on scholars who will devote their lives to research, teaching, and service with excellence, integrity, creativity, and love. We cannot just assume that Christians will naturally find their way to and through this challenging vocation: they need to be encouraged, developed, supported, challenged, and sustained. Neither local churches nor conventional campus ministries alone can meet this need, which is why the work of Emerging Scholars Network is so essentialâ€”not just for scholars themselves, but for the university, our culture, and the church as well.
One of the things HannahÂ loves about being an editor for ESN is the opportunity to see all the ways our authors and members are culture makers, people who add something amazing to the world. On this #GivingTuesday, prayerfully consider a gift to enable Hannah to continue to support Christians in the university as they grow in their ability to live out God’s Kingdom and love their neighbors through culture making. Your partnership in ministry is much appreciated. To God be the glory!
Michael Huerter continues his series responding toÂ The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology, edited by Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey W. Barbeau (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016). See Part 1 of Michaelâ€™s explorations here, and Part 2 here.Â [Read more…] about Imago Dei: Culture and Creativity (Part 3 of 5)
As part of his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) inÂ Ministry to Emerging GenerationsÂ (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Tom’s written a number of book responses and given several short presentations (personal and group). In this series he not only “shares the wealth,” but also looks forward to your feedback as he refines his project: An argument for vocational discernment for graduate studies in the context of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Stay tuned to learn more!). Earlier posts on the program: Ministry to Emerging Generations and The Big Picture of Ministry to Emerging Generations.
Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk & True Flourishing
The Emerging Scholars NetworkÂ is delighted to give away 5 free e-books of Andy Crouch’s Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing, in partnership with InterVarsity Press. To be entered in our drawing, just follow the steps at the bottom of the post to invite others in your campus context to consider Andy’s words by posting a video short over the course of the coming week (details at the bottom of the post).
As I shared in Teaser: Strong and Weak, by Andy Crouch, I have appreciated Andy’s ministry for overÂ two decadesÂ and Strong and Weak delivers aÂ model for leadership that leads to true flourishing: Authority with vulnerability. He frames his perspective on â€œhow to embrace the life for which we were madeâ€”life that embraces the paradox of flourishing, that pursues greater authority and greater vulnerability at the same timeâ€ (12) with a superb quadrant graphic (13). [Read more…] about Win a free ebook: Strong and Weak, by Andy Crouch
As an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff, I have had a number of opportunities to interact with Andy Crouch over the course of the past two decades.Â In some ways he welcomed me to InterVarsity as he served on theÂ worship team at my first twoÂ Urbana Student Missions Conferences
- 1993 as a sophomore just becoming involved at Grove City College
- 1996 as a staffÂ intern embracing the call to serve at Carnegie Mellon U!
In 2009 I launched a Christian Scholars SeriesÂ in partnership with Elizabethtown Brethren in Chrst Church (the local congregation of which I am a member) after having a great conversation at Following Christ 2008. Andy CrouchÂ shared the vision for theÂ Christian Scholars SeriesÂ through the lensÂ of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative CallingÂ (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008). Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013) sent me to New York City for a 1-day Q Conference. [Read more…] about Teaser: Strong and Weak, by Andy Crouch