Welcome

The academy can be a lonely place.  But it can also be a place where faith shines. We’ve spent all of our adult lives as professors on research-intensive campuses, and we’ve seen the results.

In these brief essays, Christian colleagues write of the successes and failures in their spiritual journeys. We’d love to hear about yours.

—– Dr. Rae Mellichamp and Dr. John Walkup

Recent MMMs

Reason for God Reason for God

  Rob Gunn, Faculty Commons Staff, Utah [April 15, 2014]~~ Tim Keller’s The Reason for God has become a ready tool for engaging fellow faculty in discussions over... Read More...

A Sense of Sent – ness A Sense of Sent – ness

  Jack and Diane Parker, Faculty Commons Staff, University of Alabama Birmingham [April 8, 2014]~~ One of the hardest things is saying ‘good-bye’ to dear... Read More...

Cherished, Celebrated: The Power of Community Cherished, Celebrated: The Power of Community

Hope McIlwain, Department of Mathematics, Mercer University [April 1, 2014]~~ The overcast, dull gray sky matched my burdened spirit as I walked slowly to the gravesite.... Read More...

To Be or Not To Be? To Be or Not To Be?

Charles Reilly, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida [March 25, 2014]~~ International... Read More...

Live it Out Live it Out

W. Bryce Hagedorn, Program Director of Counselor Education, University of Central Florida [March 18, 2014]~~ One of the things that we may all find challenging as Christian... Read More...

Hijacked Hijacked

  Marcel Perret-Gentil, Animal Research- Univ. Veterinarian, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio [March 11, 2014]~ Born in Caracas, Venezuela, I had no idea when I came to Kansas... Read More...

3 Steps in the Art of Conversation 3 Steps in the Art of Conversation

  Elaine Petty, Endowment for Community Leadership, Washington D.C. [March 4, 2014]– For conversations that count we’re learning to be experientially current,  purposely connective,... Read More...

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Encouragement

Hijacked Hijacked

  Marcel Perret-Gentil, Animal Research- Univ. Veterinarian, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio [March 11, 2014]~ Born in Caracas, Venezuela, I had no idea when I came to Kansas... Read More...

Open Door – Open Heart Open Door – Open Heart

Megan Testerman, Law Student, University of Florida [February 18, 2014] A Student’s View Something dynamic happens when someone stands in the classroom and shares... Read More...

A Baptized Imagination A Baptized Imagination

“In honor of the 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death” Jay Lorenzen, Faculty Commons Staff [Nov. 19, 2013]~~ As a young professor at Oxford, C.S. Lewis... Read More...

A Special Place in God’s Heart A Special Place in God’s Heart

David G. Loomis, Economics, Illinois State University   [Nov. 5, 2013]– Universities can be places of quiet desperation. I believe God has put us here to provide... Read More...

Including a Christian Worldview in Science Class Including a Christian Worldview in Science Class

John Wilson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University [Oct.1,2012] In my position as a Christian and an instructor at a state university, I ask myself,... Read More...

When God Lifts the Veil When God Lifts the Veil

John Walkup, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Faculty Commons Staff [March 25, 2012] – Many times as followers of Jesus we are... Read More...

Dialogues with Denise Dialogues with Denise

John Marson Dunaway, French and Interdisciplinary Studies, Mercer University [Mar.4, 2012]– I first arrived at Mercer, a freshly-minted young Ph.D., an assistant... Read More...

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Suffering

Hijacked Hijacked

  Marcel Perret-Gentil, Animal Research- Univ. Veterinarian, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio [March 11, 2014]~ Born in Caracas, Venezuela, I had no idea when I came to Kansas... Read More...

My Ultimate Gift To A Friend My Ultimate Gift To A Friend

Sonya and Rick Hove, National Director – Faculty Commons, Durham, North Carolina [March 19, 2011] — Sonya’s Diary, February 15 – Today they... Read More...

In His Hands In His Hands

Sauchi Stephen Lee, Statistics, University of Idaho [April 18, 2010]— I can still recall the day when I asked my chairman, “Do you think of spiritual things at times?” It... Read More...

Finding Compassion Finding Compassion

Sam Matteson, Physics, University of North Texas [Jan 17, 2010]— “Purnima has lost her baby.” The words stabbed my heart. The wife of Arup, a new junior faculty... Read More...

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Marriage & Family

To Compromise or Not? To Compromise or Not?

Curby Alexander, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas Christian University [Sept. 17, 2012] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you... Read More...

When Marriage Drifts When Marriage Drifts

Jay Lorenzen, Political Science, retired, Air Force Academy [April 22]– Laurie and I needed help. You’d think we would have figured this marriage thing out. It had... Read More...

Bringing the Gospel Home Bringing the Gospel Home

Randy Newman, Faculty Commons staff at George Mason University [Nov. 20, 2011]– Witnessing, for most of us Christians, is difficult. Witnessing to family members... Read More...

The Gift The Gift

Karl D. Stephan, Electrical Engineering, Texas State [October 2, 2011]– For too long, I have viewed my life as two distinct worlds, increasingly separated. In the... Read More...

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