Faculty Ministry

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Access video and audio recordings of the 2017 Midwest InterVarsity Interactive Symposium hosted at OSU and shared by satellite sites across the country to learn more about how common, everyday practices pave the way for a successful Christian academic life.

I had grand expectations of my life as a faculty spouse. I imagined lunch with Erik on campus, hosting students in our home, and—as a family—all enjoying his summers off. I expected to be closely connected to the university; attending events on campus and enjoying all that the university had to offer. Little did I know what was ahead. Continue reading...

As we enter Advent on December 3rd, we would like to invite faculty and students to enjoy a free visual devotional experience as you spend time alone with God this Christmas season. This weekly devotional experience, created by lnterVarsity staff minister, Bette Lynn Dickinson, features a beautifully hand-painted original series, Scriptures, prayers and questions to guide you through the days that lead to our Savior's birth.

May God speak to us and fill us with the hope that was born that first Christmas. Learn more and download the complete Advent series.

If you are teaching at an educational institution, InterVarsity Press invites you to use IVP resources for both your personal and professional development and, when appropriate, for your primary and supplemental course texts. Explore an array of books (from dictionaries and commentaries to Bible studies and booklets), find the examination copy order form, or register for a professor account with 40% discount ordering privileges at any time, either by following the online instructions at www.ivpress.com/academic or by calling 1-800-843-9487.

After you register with InterVarsity Press for a professor account, any books you order are available at 40% off the retail price, and examination or desk copies of books you may use in a course are available free of charge (with some restrictions). InterVarsity Press provides resources to serve you well in every area of your life!

Welcome to The Lamp Post—a newsletter from InterVarsity’s Faculty Ministry. As the name implies, The Lamp Post is about bringing light, helping us to grow in our understanding of God in the face of Christ (II Cor. 4:5-9). May you find encouragement from these resources.

Tags: Lamp Post

How does one thrive spiritually in the academic world? Whether we work in secular or Christian contexts, we can benefit from learning how believing faculty members abide in Christ in the midst of their day-to-day teaching tasks. Anne Pharr describes such a conversation in this first of a series on spiritual vitality in the academy.

The interaction between people who hold different and particularized beliefs leads to the challenge of pluralism—the fact of deep and incommensurable difference around us. In this article, Dr. Inazu shares about the challenges pluralism brings—especially in the university—and how one of those challenges calls us to live together through our indifferences.

The Bible talks about work and rest in the same breath. It sees work and rest as opposite sides of the same coin. You can’t understand one without the other. To have a biblical understanding of work, we also need a biblical understanding of rest.

Tags: Sabbath | Rest | Work | Balance

Urbana 15 was a phenomenal gathering of students, faculty, InterVarsity staff, and missions organizations from around the globe. How now do we make it real in our daily lives, carry what we learned on to share it with others, and never forget the ways God moved in us during this experience?

This discussion guide is the main resource for study of the text of I Peter. Often there are more questions than could be well addressed in a single small group gathering, so you will need to make some choices about what to include for your meeting. You could spend more than one meeting on a given section of I Peter as well.

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