In partnership with ESN, we are grateful to partner with the Christian Scholars Foundation to encourage and nurture Christian junior faculty as they strive for wider recognition in and beyond the academy through the CSF-ESN Grant to Advance Christian Scholarship.
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.
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.
What good is it if we gain academic prestige, yet forfeit our souls? Robert Kaita, Principal Research Physicist of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, offers his perspective and a Scriptural basis for aiming to serve Christ and achieve academic success simultaneously.
This article was the featured piece in the February 2013 faculty email newsletter, the Lamp Post. We are delighted to offer these video clips to our readers because we believe Jeff Hardin’s presentation offers Christian faculty who teach and pursue research in the sciences and technology an important perspective on their work.
Selected resources on science and religion from InterVarsity Faculty Ministry and ESN, featuring Elaine Ecklund, Francis Collins, Jennifer Wiseman, Robert Kaita, Jeff Hardin, Cal DeWitt, and many others.
This lecture shared by C. John Sommerville at InterVarsity's Midwest Faculty Conference elaborates on his premise that now is the time for Christians to initiate change in the university to answer the question, "How can we change the university?"
Discussion questions for George M. Marsden's, "The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), introduction and chapters 3-6. You may find the quotations that follow most questions to be relevant, but they are no substitute for following Marsden's argument in full.
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.
Cal DeWitt, Professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies of the University of Wisconsin, delivered this talk at the 2007 Faculty Conference at Cedar Campus. He focuses on a topic of concern to all Christian academics: time management.