January Retreat

Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”              –Matthew 11:28-30




Academics as Salt and Light in the University

God has called us to a unique ministry in a critical institution—to serve as scholars in the 21st century university. This retreat explores how Christian scholars can engage the university in organic conversations. Through a combination of presentations, small groups discussions, and whole group sharing, we will wrestle with three questions that are salient for all scholars. How can we can engage the great disciplinary inquiries and cross-disciplinary debates in our research? How we approach varieties of teaching sites in ways that are infused with Christian values? What are the theological motifs and lens through which we can enter and structure conversations on research and teaching? Our goal is to leave the retreat with fresh visions of God’s ways of working in our scholarly lives to advance the kingdom of God.

Our Speaker–Terry Halliday

halliday_terry_2016_original-anu5Terence Halliday is Co-Director and Research Professor, Center on Law and Globalization, American Bar Foundation; Honorary Professor, Australian National University; and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University. A native New Zealander, Terry received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Halliday has authored and edited many books and articles on the globalization of law, markets and politics. His latest books analyze the fight for basic legal freedoms in China (Cambridge 2016) and global goverance of international trade (Cambridge 2017). He has taught and/or visited at the University of Chicago, Oxford University, Northwestern University, and the Australian National University.

Terry is a volunteer leader of the Engage the University movement within the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He has spoken and led workshops at its 2011 and 2015 World Assemblies and in regional meetings in Africa, Australia, Europe and North America. An elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, his avocations include biblical exposition, hiking and snow-shoeing, surfing and fiction, and enjoying the 12 grandchildren he shares with their parents and his wife, Holly.

He is passionate about finding fresh ways for Christian students and scholars to think Christianly about all aspects of academic life on campuses and in scholarly worlds beyond the campus.

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Date:  11 a.m. Saturday January 14 – 2 p.m. Sunday January 15, 2017

Place:  Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

$120 – adults,  

$220-couples (put spouse in coupon code, need to register as singles),

$60 – kids

Come away for refreshment, fellowship and conversation with faculty from around Boston and New England.  Enjoy the crisp winter of New Hampshire.  Make new friends.  Relax.  Take time to rest in God’s love and connect your life to Him and to His work on campus and in the world!

Spouses are welcome to join in or have a time of personal retreat.  Scholarships available–contact Kathy at kathy.tuan-maclean@intervarsity.org


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The Boston Grad Fall Retreat is sponsored by  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministry.  To learn more about InterVarsity’s Boston Graduate School Christian Fellowships please check out our local ministry website.

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