As preparation for Urbana, we’ll be sharing encouragement from speakers who are giving seminars, and possibly others involved in Urbana as well. TodayÂ Rick Mattson, InterVarsity staff and author of How Faith Is Like Skydiving: And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics (InterVarsity Press, 2014), kicks off with an excellent series. Because Urbana is a place to engage with our vocations as Christians and missional academics, we’ll sometimes share these on Mondays, alternating with Scholar’s Call. Interested in doing a series on Urbana or an interview with an Urbana speaker? Email us here.