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Welcome to the Spring issue of The Lamp Post, InterVarsity’s newsletter for faculty.

In anticipation of Easter, the following lines from George Herbert’s poem, Lent, are especially pertinent:

Who goeth in the way which Christ hath gone,
Is much more sure to meet him, than one,
That travelleth byways:
Perhaps my God, though he be far before,
may turn and take me by the hand and more,
May strengthen my decays.

Here is the truth—in choosing to follow in Christ’s way, we are more likely to meet him. And even better, we may be taken by the hand and strengthened.

As you follow Christ in the academy, we share the stories below, praying that you may meet God and be strengthened for the work at hand.

Debra Block Clark
Interim Faculty Ministry Director
Dreams for the Academy
Much honored college president Sandy Shugart shares his dreams for how faithful faculty can be a redeeming influence in the academy.
God’s Calling to Mathematics: An Interview with Natasha Dobrinen
Set theorist Natasha Dobrinen describes the call to the life of the mind and lays out a fruitful spiritual discipline she uses when facing roadblocks in research.
Academics and Humility
Professor and author Carmen Butcher counters the academic "language of success" with a call to the humility of inquiry.

2017 Faculty Conferences

An opportunity to gather with Christian faculty to study scripture, network, and learn how others in academia are integrating their faith and career.

Midwest Faculty Conference
June 17-22, 2017 | Cedarville, MI (Cedar Campus)
Spiritual Formation for Faculty and Families
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Blue Ridge Faculty Conference
June 29-July 2, 2017 | Brevard, NC
Faithful Presence in a Pluralistic University
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West Coast Faculty Conference
July 30-August 4, 2017 | Santa Barbara, CA
Forming Communities of Grace: An Alternative Way in Higher Education
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Northeast Faculty Conference
August 3-6, 2017 | Kingston, RI
Love, Hospitality, and Service: Stewarding God's Grace in the Academy
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