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April 12th Conference: Biblical Faith in an Age of Science

Biblical Faith in an Age of Science Adam and Eve,             and Evolution,                    and Evangelicalism On April 12th, 7:00-9:00 PM in NC State University’s McKimmon Center, Room 3 Can you believe the Bible and believe in Evolution, too? Who are we and where do we come from? Can good scientists also be people … Continue reading

Vanderbilt Town Hall: What’s your take?

The Vanderbilt town hall meeting was yesterday.  Here is an article about the proceedings.  I would love to hear from those who are being affected by this new policy.  What did you take away from this meeting? Sounds to me like the Vanderbilt administration is not budging even though the CLS president there offered a … Continue reading

On the Vacuity of the “The Local Church” Mantra: Apologia pro vita sua

Since coming on staff with InterVarsity I have run into it again and again: How does your ministry fit with that of the local church?  Aren’t you undermining the efforts of the local church?  Aren’t you doing the work that the local church should be doing?  What differentiates your ministry from that of the local … Continue reading

Dance Your PhD

We have two PhD candidates in our Graduate Christian Fellowship are defending their dissertations this week.  It is probably too late for them to follow this suggestion, but I would like to urge them to dance their PhDs. You can see the entries to the competition that he mentioned here. Thanks to W. David O. … Continue reading

The Well: Resources for Graduate and Professional Student Women and Women in the Academy

I just wanted to point everyone to The Well, “a virtual gathering place for graduate and professional women to receive wisdom, care, challenge, and inspiration as they seek to follow Christ in the academic world and beyond.”  The Well is a fantastic online resource ministry of InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries.  And, gentlemen, I think … Continue reading

Brandon Withrow on Cultivating Empathy in the Academic Study of Religions

Brandon Withrow has written a great piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education on his empathetic approach to the academic study of religions within the context of theological seminaries and divinity schools.  He writes, Classrooms can be places of real education, but they can also be camps for dogma. And that’s troubling. Many seminary students are … Continue reading

Tish Harrison on the challenge to authentic religious diversity at Vanderbilt University

Tish Warren Harrison, my counterpart at Vanderbilt University has written a fantastic and irenic column in the Vanderbilt University newspaper on the recent challenge to religious diversity at the school.  Vanderbilt has recently adopted a new religious life policy that prevents groups on campus from requiring their members or leaders to adhere to any particular … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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