Reflections

Reflections are meditations and stories, often in memoir style, of women's lives as they seek to follow Christ in the academy and professions. Reflections include insights into God's faithfulness to women in the midst of academic and professional life.
Lisa Rieck

Lisa Rieck describes how her diverse group of friends enriches her life and offers tips to help us befriend others.

Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on the complicated relationship she has with Lent and what Jesus has taught her through it.

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando considers the connections between the Magis' search for Jesus, the pain of injustice then and now, and links with the modern academy.

Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on how raising daughters spurred her on to join in the Women’s March on Chicago.

Beth Bruno

Beth Bruno describes the way grad school gave her spiritual refreshment in her early years of motherhood.

Michelle Van Loon

Michelle Van Loon relinquishes her hold on her pen in favor of offering her daily plans to God.

Ashley Van Dragt

Ashley Van Dragt considers the Christmas story in light of her own birth story and reckons with the difference.

Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd invites us to accept God's gift of Sabbath rest on Christmas Day.

Heather Walker Peterson

Heather Walker Peterson explores the tension of living amidst both the secular and the sacred at this time of year.

Anne Pharr

Anne Pharr acknowledges the compassion fatigue that strikes the best teachers at the end of the semester.