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InterVarsity’s Faculty Ministry invites you to join them on one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Europe, the Camino de Santiago, starting from your front door. Faculty Ministry & Study Abroad are partnering together to offer this 5 week digital pilgrimage, which will include a Zoom orientation and debrief, five walks with audio guides, a Facebook group for participants (we call it our faculty “albergue,” the place where the travelers meet and rest) and optional Camino-themed activities (e.g., Spirituality of Wine, Paella Cooking lessons, Pilgrimage as Spiritual Formation, etc.). We’re designing this journey for faculty, their families, their friends and those who love faculty.
The beauty and power of the Camino is that people walk for so many reasons: from meeting God in nature, to carrying a grief or burden before the Lord, to seeking direction for their life. We’re looking forward to encountering God with you both on screen and off.
This event will occur in a variety of spaces. Group gatherings and webinars will be held virtually through Zoom, an online conferencing platform. Individual experiences will take place where you want to walk and reflect with the help of audio guides, video reflections, and e-mailed devotions. There will also be opportunities to connect with other pilgrims through the Facebook group and a group journal.
Please send any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please share this journey with anyone who may be interested in attending, it is open to everyone. Your personal invitation is one of the most effective ways to grow the network of faculty who hear and attend. Please share the link to this event with your friends and colleagues via email, social media, or in person. Thank you for helping us get the word out!
The Lost Art of Dying — a conversation with Dr. Lydia Dugdale, a faculty physician and ethicist at Columbia Medical School who’s been on the front lines caring for COVID-19 patients in NYC.
Shortly after colleges and universities shut down in March, David Brooks wrote in the NYTimes that this season is a time to ask 3 important questions:
This forum will provide space for faculty to hear wisdom from Dr. Dugdale, who has dedicated her career to these questions, and to enter into discussion to explore these important questions together.
To attend, please register here. Faculty who share survey feedback after the forum will receive a free copy of Lydia’s forthcoming book The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom (July 2020). (limit 60).
We welcome you to invite faculty colleagues to attend this virtual faculty forum. We hope you can join us on May 26th!
“Faith, says Wright, it’s like a window. The point is not for part of the wall to be made of glass. A window is there because we want to see through it – and let light into the room! Faith allows us to see our situation and our weakness in light of God who is powerful, holy and loving.”
We will host a new discussion group on this insightful book starting Thursday, May 14th at noon. It will be a 45 minute discussion. Complete the form below to request your free copy in time to read the first chapter. (Pages 15-23). We will also send you a Zoom invitation link to the email address you provide. We can accommodate the first 12 people.
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From Bob Trube:
When the ESN Conversation with Jonathan Dodson about his book Our Good Crisis before the Covid-19 virus became a global pandemic and most of our country went on lockdown. Little did I realize how relevant his discussion of the Beatitude virtues would be in a time where our moral virtues are under a trial of duress—whether from being cooped up with family, pressures of a changed work environment, facing financial challenges, or anxieties connected with the illness.
This important conversation, will be occurring on April 17 at 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time. For security reasons, we invite you to request a web link for the webinar. We will also send you a discount code for Jonathan Dodson’s book. RSVP to Bob Trube to register.
David Brooks wrote in a recent New York Times column:
“I’m reminded that this is a time to practice aggressive friendship with each other — to be the one who seeks out the lonely and the troubled. It’s also true that character is formed in times like this. People see deeper into themselves, bravely learn what their pain is teaching them, and become wiser and softer as a result.”
I hope you will join us this Friday to consider how your character might be formed in this time.
“Because of the gratuity and extravagance of Christ’s tears, we can today know that Christ’s tears are with us today.”
Wishing you much joy in this season of resurrection and new life,
The Veritas Forum Team
February 1, 2019, 9:30-11:30am (9am for coffee, snacks, and conversation at our OSU campus site)
On Saturday, February 1 we will host a webinar for faculty & grad students and others. We will gather online with people from around the world – with our speaker originating from Swarthmore, PA. Our presenter, who starts at 9:30am, for this event is Dr. Catherine Crouch who together with her husband, Andy Crouch, have lived out their callings in the academy and at home. Dr. Crouch is professor of Physics with a focus on membrane interactions, nanoparticle physics, and physics education. Her husband Andy’s recent book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, touches on some of the themes she will explore in this ninety minute webinar as she shares practices they have used in their family and their work. This webinar will both challenge and encourage you in your own walk with God.
There are two options for participating.
Nov 14, 2019, 12-1pm
September 26, Noon
The Emerging Scholars Network is launching a new occasional online event series called ESN Conversations. For the first event, Andy Le Peau distills 40 years of editing experience into one conversation. Join us to learn great tips for academic writing from the emeritus associate publisher for editorial at InterVarsity Press, including how to overcome writer’s block.
We are hosting a watch group at Arps Hall in room 239. Come join us. RSVP to Paul Post.
If you can’t attend but want to watch online – RSVP to bob.trube[at]intervarsity.org to receive a conference call link for this event.
There is not a recording available for this event but the Emerging Scholars Blog has a posting providing highlights and links to related materials.
The final Lunch with a Higher Purpose for this academic year with Dr. Francis Su was co-sponsored by the Society of Christian Scholars on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Noon (EST).
Dr. Su is uniquely qualified to address our topic, Living out Academic Calling while Serving God on Campus. Dr. Su will address the tensions and triumphs of a life of faith and define the meaning of success for the professor called by God to the academic life.
Francis Edward Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences and he has co-authored numerous papers with undergraduates.