We design our faculty conferences to be welcoming for children and families. Academic events are rarely, if ever, family-friendly, and we desire our conferences to be times for restoration for the entire family. Below are some comments and stories from parents who have attended previous faculty conferences.

Marc Baer, professor and department chair of history at Hope College, addresses foundational and practical aspects of faculty mentoring. Originally presented this talk at the ESN National Gathering at Following Christ 2008. (Part 1 of 2)

Is there a theological basis for academic mentoring? Tom Trevethan and Nan Thomas explore the question in a paper originally presented at the Maclaurin Institute’s faculty mentoring conference.

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Conversations with C. S. Lewis, by author, philosopher, and Emerging Scholars Network member Robert Velarde. This Q&A with the author was originally published at IVPress.com.

Brief, hard-hitting and often brilliant, this treatise by C. John Sommerville (Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and member of the Faculty Ministry Advisory Council) builds the controversial argument that secular universities in America have neglected religion at their peril. (Publishers Weekly) C. John Sommerville's study of the secular university is an excellent choice for reading with fellow Christian faculty.

At the Spring 2007 Vanderbilt Faculty Dinner, this “scavenger hunt” was used to break the ice between Christian faculty meeting for the first time.

Four University of Michigan faculty, all in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), have been meeting for several years as a faculty prayer cell. Here they share their experiences and some advice for faculty seeking to pray with one another.

Faculty Ministry calls for Christian faculty to be redeeming influences within higher education, but to some, this sounds like too great a claim for the role of Jesus's disciples. Thomas Trevethan, InterVarsity Faculty Ministry staff, argues for a stronger understanding of what it means to be a redeeming influence and suggests a set of identifying marks of this redeeming influence.

This article is part of the Faculty Ministry Foundations section of the Faculty Ministry Catalyst Portfolio.

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