Week 32: In these two closing weeks of the Academy academic year, the Fellows and staff read together each Fellowship Thesis, consisting of two parts, a Framing Essay (the theological and philosophical reasoning that informs and powers the question) written to the broader Academy community and to thoughtful Christians; and the Engage Essay written for publication to a particular audience. The Fellows and staff met this week in seven “Fellowship Forward” sessions to discuss each one, to hear and comment on each Fellow’s Statement of Calling, and to pray for him. Below is a listing of the Fellows who presented this week, including the titles of their Framing (in-house) and the Engage (for publication) essays, respectively.
Catie: “Pursing Everyday Shalom,” “Musalaha and the Ministry of Reconciliation in Israel/Palestine: A case study on the pursuit of biblical shalom in our world today.”
Adrian: “A Christian response to Islam in North America: Answering the case of Islam through love and civic education,” “Why Christians should advocate Civic education for Muslim Immigrants.”
Suresh: “Explaining your faith in a sound bite world,” “(How) should I explain my faith as I enter university?”
Christian: “What Can Culture Teach Us about Caretaking? Psychological and Biblical Perspectives,” “Why Culture Matters: Expressed Emotion and Schizophrenia Outcomes in Euro-Americans and Latino-Americans.”
Meredith: “Hospitality for Modern Pilgrims: An Ancient Art for Twenty-Somethings-in-Transit.”
Austin: “A Renaissance of the Brand: A Call to Redemptive Marketing,” “Proliferation of the Common: The Lost Art in an Inaccessible Fashion Industry.”
Haley: “Nature: God’s Humanizing Handiwork,” “Fresh Air Alone Cannot Change a Beating Heart: The Limitations of the ‘New Nature Movement.’”