Beth Godbee, in her article in Inside Higher Ed talks about leaving – or staying – in academia for the right reasons. While she has now decided, post-tenure, to leave academia, she talks also about how and why it can be good to stay: I remember conversations with an amazing counselor who really understood the … More Academia: staying (or leaving) for the right reasons
The following are a few resources to help people understand how much of a dichotomy there is between science and religion (especially regarding the formation of the world). Nautilus provides a digital comic discussing whether religious people really have a problem with evolution through providing an overview of a project ‘exploring the spectrum’ of views … More Evolution and Creation Resources
America recently published an article about why teens are leaving the church. In that article, Dinges highlights that, according to two recent reports looking at young people’s church relationship to church, one of the reasons young people give for leaving the church is related to science (or reason). Yet, Dinges, points out that it might … More Leaving the church over (bad views of) science?
As we often talk about justice in our studies, I am thankful that Campus Edge is connected to a denomination that cares deeply about speaking up for the marginalized. The Christian Reformed Church recently released an official statement about (the lack of) admission of refugees to the United States. The following are highlights of that statement: … More Advocating for Refugees
Heather Dubrow at Inside Higher Ed recently wrote a poem describing grad school using farming metaphors. The metaphors of diversifying crops, nutritional value, and efforts bearing fruit are helpful for understanding how complicated academia (and grad school) can be. Below are several excerpts from the poem: Orange Harvest Moon A field exuberantly growing careers that will be … More Farming metaphors for grad school
Summer brings with it a different rhythm for academics and students. For some summer brings the extra work related to field season; for others it brings a transition from one stage of academia to another. For many of us, it brings an opportunity for a change of pace. My prayer is that this change of … More Prayers for the summer
A recent CRC article highlights the work of campus ministry, a lot of which is pastoral care, justice, as well as walking alongside in the midst of their questions related to faith (doubt) and/or sexuality (especially connected to LGBT+). The following are a few quotes: Verhoef: “We used to live with a strong sense of transcendence . … More Grappling with Doubt and Faith