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Blog articles offer practical advice, personal experiences, and responses to current events from the vantage point of life in academia.

By Dorothy Boorse
Dorothy Boorse gave up Facebook for Lent and was compelled to examine her dreams.
By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

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 . . . 

By Suzanne Burden

What gives? How did you change your mind so dramatically? An old roommate sent a Facebook message, inquiring why I seemed to have done a turnaround on the issue of women in ministry . . . .

By Sara Scheunemann

I vividly remember my first experience with Ash Wednesday. I was eighteen and a freshman at Marquette University, a Catholic, Jesuit school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walking around campus that morning, I found myself surrounded by people with smudges of dirt . . .

By Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren faces her own sense of vulnerability and mortality as she explores the experience of Ash Wednesday.

We put out a Call for Stories with five $500 cash prizes to be awarded, for compelling stories of women influencing their corner of the world. We sought stories of graduate, faculty, and professional women of Christian faith . . .

By Anna Moseley Gissing

Anna Moseley Gissing explores the implications of God's invitation to take more risks in life.

By Tish Harrison Warren

I’d like to propose a moratorium on the use of the phrase “personal relationship with Christ.” A close friend who recently attended my Anglican church was alarmed that we read what she called “other people’s prayers.” She said that we need . . .

By Sara Scheunemann

I like snowshoeing. But since I moved south of the Wisconsin border almost seven years ago, there has not been much opportunity to indulge in this winter pastime. A few hundred miles makes a difference in inches of snow received . . .

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