In Focus

In Focus articles are thoughtful and practical writings addressing the unique challenges and joys of women in the academy and professions. Topics include those dealing with the academy, professions, relationships, singleness, career decisions, and child-bearing and child-raising in the context of study and work.

By MaryKate Morse

What does it mean to be the yeast factor? Professor and spiritual director MaryKate Morse explores Jesus’ use of this surprising image in his parable of the kingdom.

By Susan Anderson

Have you encountered walls in your personal or spiritual path that seem insurmountable? Susan Smetzer-Anderson probes these seeming roadblocks and what they might mean for our lives.

By Debra Rienstra

Is the Christian notion of calling really a helpful one? Debra Rienstra, on faculty at Calvin College, reflects on some troubling implications of our understanding of vocation.