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: Lonely as an Academic in Church?

Dear Mentor, How do women in academia connect with fellow believers, specifically other women, who may not understand or even affirm their work... more

Dear Mentor: Advice about travel opportunities?

Dear Mentor, I am an assistant professor and have two small children. I see some opportunities to travel in the year ahead — regional and... more

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I'll Be Singing

Two weeks before I started graduate school, I lay in bed crying. We had just moved into a new house, but the land included jungles of weeds and forests needing more pruning... more


from the blog

God’s Work…and God’s Rest

When I was young, Sunday was the busiest day of the week for our family. We would usually pull out of our garage by 8:30 am, commuting 20-30 minutes to one of the few Chinese immigrant churches in our area. Sunday school came first... more

Rules of Engagement: Social Media and the Gay Marriage Decision

Tish Harrison Warren calls us to to listen well and to excercise humility and restraint on social media in these days. more

Revolution of Love

I’ve been thinking almost non-stop about the shootings last week in Charleston. And, as I mentioned last week, I had to preach at my church yesterday as well. It’s been a profound burden for many... more

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