Faculty Ministry

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Check out the video of our live, interactive, online faculty event using Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, November 1, 2018. This Lunch with a Purpose features Kathy Tuan-MacLean, PhD, National Director of Faculty Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

What is the crucial contribution of Christian faculty to the university today? What essential gift does the university long for – even if only in an inchoate way? What unique offering can we make to the life of the academy?

Hope. Only Christians can offer hope.

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!

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.

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.

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.

In this essay, contributed in 2004, William J. Stuntz, professor at Harvard Law School, shares with us the lessons that his personal experiences with pain have taught him about hope, powerfully capturing the tension (and pain) Christians face as we look forward to Christ's second advent.

Looking for stories of faculty around the country who have found interesting and effective ways to be "salt and light" on their campuses? Each of these stories comes from the Faculty Newsletter, now called the Lamp Post, which InterVarsity began publishing in 1990.