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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 Christine Jeske
What is the solution to chronic busyness? Christine Jeske suggests moving away from ultra-efficiency and deeper into grace.
By Stephanie White

A few years ago I had to decide whether or not to be tested for a genetic disorder, a choice that for me came down to whether or not I would live in fear. I remember putting it to an agnostic friend that way as I parsed through the decision...

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

I feel perpetually tired these days. Tired in my parenthood, tired of holding down the fort while my husband travels around the world for business, tired in the fledgling career I’m still trying to build. My best efforts keep getting poured out...

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

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...

By Brenda Salter McNeil

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...

By Marcia Bosscher

In the middle of a walk with my friend Jackie, I ran into The University Bookstore to pick up a copy of the NYT bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — the irony being that Jackie is one of those women...

By Julie M. Dahl

I have had the conversation hundreds of times. A fellow academic asks me what my field is and then follows up with the inevitable question: “Are you faculty?” Off campus, the question takes a slightly different...

By Sara Scheunemann

Have you ever wished that everyone you loved lived in one place? As a child, my world was compact. All the people I loved lived in the same small Midwestern town, and my grandparents’ farm...

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