dear mentor

Dear Mentor: Commuter Marriage?

Dear Mentor, I have been offered a teaching position at a college in a small town that would involve commuting a plane ride away. If I take the... more

Dear Mentor: Setting Office Hours?

Dear Mentor, I'm an assistant professor and wondering if anyone could help me with setting office hours.  I'm starting to think that... more

Dear Mentor: Job search while pregnant?

Dear Mentor, I am finishing up my doctorate and just found out that I am pregnant. Should I continue applying for academic jobs, even though I... more

staff picks

Arts, Books, and Media

Promiscuous Reading

Books should be “promiscuously read.”   more
Spiritual Formation

Tending Your Relationship with God through Spiritual Direction

A few Sundays ago, while away from home and visiting friends, I attended a church where the pastor encouraged us to have a “DTR” with Jesus. Comparing us to young couples on... more


from the blog

Holy, Ordinary Saturday

I’m always caught off guard by how tragedy is inevitably invaded by the ordinary. Soon after we were married my husband and I were in a serious accident that left the friend riding with us severely injured . . .  more

Come Along

The Lenten season has been odd without Facebook. I've checked on you all periodically, occasionally liking or Happy Birthday-ing, but I miss you. However, I've spent less time thinking, "Now what is a humorous way to say that on Facebook?" so that's probably a good thing . . . more

The Lesson of the Tree

Often I find myself sitting across from a student in my office as the conversation moves from gerunds and infinitives, deadlines and revisions, applications and careers, to family difficulties and personal worries. I pray a lot then. If a student’s stress . . .  more