Ann is the Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast host and the managing editor for The Well. She has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests in community, spiritual formation, and writing. Ann has a BM in Music Education from Northwestern University and lives in Chicago, Illinois with one husband, two spunky teenage daughters, and two snuggly cats. You’ll often find Ann baking sweet treats in the kitchen while listening to a podcast or audiobook.
Join us for this conversation with author and professor Holly Oxhandler as we discuss the image of God in each of us, its importance for our own flourishing, and the tools we can harness to learn more about it.
Join us for this conversation with writer and theology student Catherine McNiel as we discuss the call to love our neighbor, what that call looks like in the world of academia, and the grace we need to get there.
What spiritual practices can help develop your resilience in challenging situations? Join us for this conversation with Enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile as we discuss our individual responses to stress, the benefits of self-understanding, and the opportunities for growth that can be found all around us.
Where is the Spirit of God active in your life? Join us for this conversation with Anglican priest and author Tish Harrison Warren as we discuss pandemic life, spiritual redemption, and God’s constant presence.
How can the simple act of eating together draw us more fully into relationship with God and community? Join us for this conversation with baker and writer Kendall Vanderslice as we discuss table fellowship, vocational discernment, and the joy of food.
What is the one thing each of us can do to address global climate change? Join us for this conversation with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe in which we discuss science and faith, her journey of discerning God's call on her life, and the simple step each of us can take to effect change in our world.
Cozy up and join us for the second episode in our four-part Advent meditation series on the podcast, this one focusing on the story of the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus.
How do digital devices affect our journeys of spiritual formation — and what can we do about that? Join us for this conversation with writer and professor Felicia Wu Song as we discuss digital habits and the grace of establishing soul-shaping practices.
What does it look like to experience spiritual transformation through aging? Join us for this conversation with writer and spiritual director Alice Fryling as we discuss how we can position ourselves for spiritual growth at every age.
Sometimes a well-placed question can change the shape of your future — or at least, it can help you think carefully about your next few weeks. Ann Boyd offers a framework to help you live with intention.
I started listening to Christmas music early this year. We usually adhere to a strict no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving rule, but my need for comfort was so intense that I felt the call to stray from our usual practice the week before Thanksgiving...
No matter what your political leanings, it’s a complicated time in the United States. There’s no debating the fact that roughly half (or more) of the country will be sorely disappointed when they awake on the morning of November 9...
Waking up in the mornings has always been a terrible experience for me. Particularly in the winter, the process of wrenching myself out of bed before it is even light feels offensive, violent, and wrong...
Our 1925 bungalow kitchen opens onto what was once a small porch and is now a small, poorly-insulated mudroom — a “three-season room.” In the summer, we can tolerate the heat waves that emanate from that space, but in the winter...
I am a little shy about raising the topic of women in the church. When pressed, I will gladly speak my mind and enter into the controversy. But so often it feels like discussing politics these days — more like getting into a fight than having a real discussion with an exchange of ideas . .
No matter what stage of life you're in, there are always seasons of busyness. Whether you are working full-time, in grad school, parenting small children, or just on your way out the door to your next appointment...