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Dear Mentor: My colleague treats me like his secretary

Dear Mentor, Imagine that you are a young female professional who occasionally (or maybe not so occasionally) is instructed by a (non-... more

Dear Mentor: Should I give up on dating?

Dear Mentor, I have a master's degree and am now enrolled in a PhD and another master's degree. I love what I do! I love how my work helps... more

Dear Mentor: Alcohol in grad school?

Dear Mentor,  I am a new graduate student who would like to foster friendships with some of my fellow graduate students, but it seems like... more

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Getting Rid of Good Stuff

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,
 while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes
 so that it will be... more
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How Divisions Are Killing Us and Why We Should Care

American churches are increasing in ethnic, cultural and theological homogeneity despite the fact that America is becoming increasingly diverse. Indeed, sociologists Michael... more


from the blog

Preemptive Hope: Confident Pluralism in the Midst of a Squabbling Society

A few years ago, the InterVarsity chapter I led, along with 13 other religious groups, lost its status as a recognized student organization at Vanderbilt because we required... more

Let’s Talk: Acknowledging Gender Issues at Work

She walks about twelve blocks, rides a train for ten minutes, and walks four more blocks. She is dressed professionally and travels with a rush of other morning commuters.  She walks in the door of her office, less than seven miles... more

It’s Not All About Me

I’m realizing that my life may not be all about me. And that is a hard, hard truth to swallow... more

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