dear mentor

Dear Mentor: Overcome by tears?

Dear Mentor, I gave a talk this past week to a group of people in my field — including a visiting leading expert. There were questions afterward... more

Dear Mentor: Seminary with Kids?

Dear Mentor, I am a mom of two — a two year old and a newborn — who is interested in pursuing an online master's degree. (Online because the... more

Dear Mentor: Living with Parents?

Dear Mentor, Last spring I graduated with my master's degree.  Because of school loans and poor job prospects, I am working and living at... more

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Holly Ordway: Literary Apologist

Holly, you came to Christianity in your 30s.  You had an awareness that something was not right in your life.  Did your understanding of sin or of your own... more
In Focus

In Focus: Call Waiting

My husband Ron and I spent about ten years experimenting with unconventional work/family arrangements. For the first few years after graduate school, Ron was the primary... more


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Amazing Gray-ce

Stranded high on a cracking vinyl cushion, I tried not to blink, eyes filling with regret. I’d picked the pixie cut after browsing waiting-room Glamour magazines, but watching six inches of my dark locks lopped off . . . more

Ann Ulanov: The Modern Julian of Norwich?

Soon after publishing my translation of that medieval book on prayer, The Cloud of Unknowing, I crash-landed in a counselor’s office. I had become a jittery, work-driven insomniac whose old ways of coping had failed. I was living fifteen-hour writing days . . . more

To A Fellow Bibliophile

Dear Carmen, in the middle of your very poignant piece about the grace and power of the Lord as shown through water, another thought captured my attention. When surveying your flooded office . . . more

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