Webinar Series: Practicing Our Faith in the Academic World

InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries of the Ohio Valley area presents a three-part webinar series led by seasoned and experienced practitioners, in partnership with Society of Christian Scholars and Emerging Scholars Network.

Work will occupy most of our academic life. Amid the mundane and hectic tasks, it's easy to become disconnected from God and God’s work in the world. This webinar series is designed for busy faculty, professionals, grad students, and others who want to see how God acts through the work of their hands and minds.  

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For further informaiton, contact Howard Van Cleave.

Upcoming Webinars


Thursday, April 23, 12-1pm EST

Pursuing an academic career and the legacy we seek to leave with our students and our family with Dr. Erik Carter and Sharon Carter.  Together they have lived out  their callings and will address some of the tensions and joys of family life within the academic life.  Erik is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Sharon is pursuing a graduate degree in spiritual direction

Past Webinars


Thursday, November 14, 12-1pm EST

What does it mean to be called by God to our work in the academy?  Steve Garber, principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, & Culture, explored with us practices that shape our faith on campus. Steve drew on themes from his book, Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good with specific applications for the academic life. Click here to view the video recording.



Saturday, February 1, 9:30-11am EST

How can we live "tech-wise" lives by faith? Dr. Catherine Crouch together with her husband, Andy Crouch, have lived out their callings in the academy and at home. Dr. Crouch is professor of Physics with a focus on membrane interactions, nanoparticle physics, and physics education.  Her husband Andys' recent book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, touches on some of the themes she will explore in this two hour webinar as she shares practices they have used in their family and their work.