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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

Dear Mentor: Abusive Advisor?

Dear Mentor, I’m a science PhD student and I'm near the end of my degree and should, God willing, be defending in a few months. My advisor,... 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
Arts, Books, and Media

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

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

Grading Angst

It’s that time of year again: grading time. Are you one of those people discovering all of the scintillating articles online you missed during the semester? Or are you searching out and posting the best new memes about grading misery? more

What Would Jesus Do About Mean Girls?

I have a vivid memory of a popular 8th grade girl chasing me into the bathroom after I had done something (I don’t remember what) to offend her during gym class. That memory of me cowering in a locked stall... more

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