Meeting Jesus in the Ordinary Academic Life

Midwest Interactive Symposium

How does what you do in academia shape your relationship with God?

In November 2017, the Midwest InterVarsity Interactive Symposium featuring guest speaker, Tish Harrison Warren, took place at The Ohio State University with a limited interaction live video feed to satellite locations. Participating campuses included Northwestern/Chicago, St. Cloud, Bismark State, UND, OSU, Miami, Cincinnati, Duquesne/Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Case Western Reserve.

Together, participants explored the Christian practices that form us, the academic practices that shape us, and points of commonality between the two. Tish Harrison Warren spoke about concepts in her book, The Liturgy of the Ordinary, adapting and applying them to academic life. Tish unpacked the word “liturgy” and how it impacts working academics. We discussed how common, everyday practices and issues of the academic life shape those who engage in them. Along with her 20 minute presentation, we also included Q/A sessions.

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Featured Speaker: Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and author of The Liturgy of the Ordinary (IVP, 2016). After eight years with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and The University of Texas at Austin, she now serves as co-associate rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She writes regularly for The WellCT Women (formerly her.meneutics), and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Comment MagazineChrist and Pop CultureArt House America, and elsewhere.