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 five “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.
Rachel: “Social Justice: Loving with actions and in Truth,” “Kony 2012: A Case Study for Christians in the Justice Generation”;
Patrick: “Love God and Buy What You Want: A Biblical Framework for Personal Financial Decisions—Earning, Spending, Saving and Giving,” “Why Give? Historical Perspective for Personal Reflection”;
Krista: “With Dignity and Humanization for All: Bringing Justice to the Abortion Debate,” “An Open Letter to my Generation”;
Erin: “Bringing Justice to the Classroom: A Biblical Response to Educational Inequity,” “A Layman’s Guide to the Achievement Gap: What it is and What to Do”;
Bobby: “A Handbook for Engineering Christians.”