Moving Beyond Indifference and Inactivism: Lessons for Christians from #BlackLivesMatter

What role have Christians played in the #BlackLivesMatter movement in St. Louis, and what lessons have they learned? This panel discussion at the Urbana Missions Conference brought together black and white faith leaders to reflect on these movements and gave an opportunity to a packed theater of attendees to ask questions.Read more…

Urbana Preview: Cross-Cultural Teaching—One Story and a Few Tips for North American Scholars

Personally I had the opportunity to serve on a law faculty in Uganda for seven years. It was an incredible experience and I got involved in some very meaningful work. However, there was definitely a learning curve. To explain I need to tell a quick story . . Read more…

Preview: ESN This Fall

As the semester starts up, we wanted to share a preview of what’s happening at ESN this fall. We’re excited to be introducing new ways of connecting with other Christian scholars online and in person, as well as a wide range of blog options. This week, we’ll be sharing a preview of upcoming blog features for this academic year. For now, let me introduce some new or expanded ways to connect face to face. Read more…

Partner With ESN: Urbana Sponsorship

Would you like to support an emerging scholar as that person makes vital connections with other Christian academics at Urbana? In a pilot program, ESN is offering 20 sponsorships to Urbana for emerging scholars. They include a chance to engage in smaller groups with other believers in your subject area, and $100 towards Urbana tuition. Read more…