Frequent ESN contributor andÂ InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA Graduate & Faculty MinistriesÂ Staff Mark Hansard explores John Locke’s ideas in Part 4 of hisÂ series on faith and reason. As you may remember,Â Part 1Â took aÂ brief look at a Scriptural basis for using reason and logic, Part 2Â discussed St. Augustineâ€™s ideas about faith and reason, and Part 3 engaged with the thought of Aquinas.Â If you’re looking for Advent content this week, check out our Resources for Advent post from last week, and plan to visit Mark’s post Preparing for Epiphany after Christmas.Â [Read more…] about Faith and Reason Part 4: Locke
Life in the university promises a chance to think about the big questions in life, to reflect on who we are and what weâ€™re learning. But all too often, life as an academic seems so busy as to overwhelm any chance at contemplation; it can be a struggle to figure out even how to have daily time with God. For our fall tips series, weâ€™re asking writers to share a brief tip or idea on building your spiritual life in your role as an academic. We’re thrilled that longtime friend of ESN Mary Poplin has agreed to start the series today. Click here for other work by Mary.Â [Read more…] about New Tips Series: Growing Spiritually in Your Academic Life
Frequent ESN contributor and Graduate & Faculty Ministries Staff Mark Hansard returns with Part 2 of a summer series on faith and reason. As you may remember,Â Part 1Â took aÂ brief look at a Scriptural basis for using reason and logic.
We’re always happy to share Mark’s thoughtful writings. Interested in reading more by Mark? You can explore his thoughts on learning about godly scholarships through Hebrews, his popular posts on The Fruit of the Spirit in Academia, or all of his literary and theological reflections for ESN.
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 Jim Stump on the topic of epistemology.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 should Christians in the sciences choose an epistemology? (STEAM Grant Series)
And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee. –Â Mark 1:21-28