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Dear Mentor: How do you deal with the stresses of the academy?

Dear Mentor, Whether publishing deadlines, criticism from colleagues, funding cuts, or something else, each of us feels pressure in the academy... more

Dear Mentor: Is there time for Advent?

Dear Mentor, I have always loved observing Advent, but this year I am in grad school and overwhelmed by coursework, research, and all the... more

Dear Mentor: Finding Time for Friendships?

Dear Mentor,  I recently began a faculty position in a new community. My time is filled with new class prep, writing commitments, and setting up... more

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Spiritual Formation

Reflections from the Journey: A Model from the Psalms of Ascents

When I began thinking about the journey God has brought me on over the last twenty years, I was drawn to the Psalms of Ascents (Psalms 120-134).  Pilgrims on their way... more
In Focus

Hope and Waiting on the Tenure-Track Search

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:25 (NIV) more


from the blog

Not the Year I Planned For

For our household, 2015 was supposed to be the year of the family. After nearly a decade of unpredictable adventures in Silicon Valley and abroad— mostly thanks to my husband’s social enterprise startup... more

Encountering God Anew in Kenya

We mourn the murder of people in Garissa, among them students from our sister movement in FOCUS Kenya — another grim reminder that in parts of the globe today, Christians are randomly killed... more

Rejoicing in the Fullness of Easter

When I was 26 years old, I began to grasp the profound significance of Easter. Despite being surrounded by liturgy in my Catholic childhood days, despite the growth of my gratitude for the cross... more

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