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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 Sharon Carnahan

Yesterday, I was tired. God, I was so tired and fed up with work. Squabbles, self-centered shirking, decisions made by cronies instead of qualified people, endless stacks of papers to grade, entitled students . . .

By Sara Scheunemann

Summer wanes, and the start of the academic year is around the corner at my university. As a child, I wished the summer months away, eager to return to school. Buying notebooks and new tennis shoes . . .

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Under the alias “Squire George,” a bearded knight rode from Wartburg Castle and its safety, heading northeast to Wittenberg to check on the Reformation’s progress . . .

By Tish Harrison Warren

Months ago, we began packing boxes to move from Tennessee to Texas. Our move date was delayed and then delayed again. When it seemed everything was in place for us to move and, at last, we had loaded . . .

By Rachel Douchant

In 2009 my long-standing interest in spiritual disciplines, inspired by my reading of Willard’s Divine Conspiracy, finally developed into some actual practices.  Moving into my new home, I used a beautiful carved wooden screen . . .

By Emily A. Dause

This post is not a Pollyanna-esque rambling about spreading smiles all over the world.  It's not an abstract inspirational piece with little practical application.  This post is a description . . .

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

I was born with a hole in my heart. It tired me out more quickly than my friends on playgrounds and regularly sent me to Egleston Hospital on Atlanta’s Emory University campus . . .

By Sara Scheunemann

Many of my dreams are an odd jumble of scenes. Someone with an interest in dream interpretation would likely have a field day sorting through the images . . .

By Kathy Khang

Good Christians usually don’t talk about ambition. Maybe we call it “holy ambition” because if we add “holy” it makes it okay. I’ve read some of the Christian response to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and . . .

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