Sometimes starting conversations about faith with academic colleagues can be challenging. Physics researcher Bob Kaita shares a story about how his academic knowledge and networks and a little creativity helped serve his community and open the door for thoughtful conversations about faith.
Want to do more than survive graduate school? Whether you are new to grad school or returning this fall, the Emerging Scholars Network has encouraging advice in this offering of their most-read posts about surviving grad school as a Christian academic. Read more on the ESN blog's Graduate School Survival Kit.
Featured in Scholar's Compass, a project of the Emerging Scholars Network, Lauri Swann leads us in the footsteps of Abram as we examine together how we might better hear God's voice, move from listening to obedience, and continue on in faith. Strengthen your presence on campus as a Christian grad student or faculty member and read all three devotions on the Emerging Scholar's blog.
In partnership with ESN, we are pleased to offer the CSF-ESN Grant to Advance Christian Scholarship to encourage and nurture Christian junior faculty as they strive for wider recognition in and beyond the academy.
In this interview from the ESN Blog, 2016 Christian Scholars’ Foundation Grant Recipient Carrie Bredow describes the psychology research she’s carrying out with the grant and talks about how her faith and academic work interact. For more information about the CSF Grant, see this post.
Thinking about a graduate school search in the social sciences, or advising students who are? In this two-part series, Kateri Collins shares advice, steps, and checklists to help plan a search process. Read more and find links to Kateri’s own graduate school search story, her suggestions on finding mentors, or her reflections on inhabiting transitional time well on the Emerging Scholars blog.
It was a great year for the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) blog, thanks to partnerships with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA campus staff ministers, campus grad fellowships, and individual emerging scholars.
What does it mean to be part of a global religion, and how can Christians make sense of the diverse missions, values, and politics of that belonging? How can we better understand following Jesus in a connected world?
Thomas Grosh IV, Emerging Scholars Network’s Associate Director, shares some reflections inspired by Romans 12:1-21, Philippians 2:1-18, and Psalm 122:1-9 which challenge us to live as God created us to live.
Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP), a national ministry within InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, hosted its fifth annual conference in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Claudette Ligons spoke on persevering and growing in the academic life. Dr. Ligons also has the distinction of a 100% graduation rate among the Ed.D. students she has supported through the dissertation process at Texas Southern University. Originially published on the Emerging Scholars Network blog, we are delighted to share wisdom on continuing in the journey of higher education from Dr. Ligons in this four part series, Strength for the Journey.