Welcome back! Many announcements this week...

Dear PHCF, Welcome back! It is so exciting to see the school so full again as third term begins. A verse to meditate on this morning as we consider fresh starts in this new year: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Cor 5:17). What a joy to trust that because of Jesus we are made new (not through any of our own efforts) and that he has prepared in advance good works for us to do! May his Spirit equip you today, more than ever, to be his hands and feet in your classes and workplaces.

Some announcements:
  1. General PHCF spring schedule [put this in your calendar!]
  2. Conference on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation Feb 18 at Homewood campus
  3. CCIH: abstract deadline today, scholarship deadline Feb 6
  4. If you like to ponder how Christianity impacts various spheres of life, contribute to the new journal The Hopkins Dialectic by writing/editing an article!
  5. DC Dip: service learning with graduate Intervarsity
1. General PHCF spring schedulePlease join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays* at 12:15pm in Room W2300**
*moved from Thursday by popular demand
**W2300 is in the hidden hallway of 2nd floor: go to the atrium next to W2008; the hallway with W2300 is next to the copy machine

- Small group on Mondays at 7pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Mary and Esther)
- Small group on Saturdays at 11am in Upper Fells (contact Teresa)
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm in Room W2303
[For all events, you can access our Google Calendar here!]

2. Conference on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation Feb 18 at HomewoodPHCF is co-hosting a conference on Christian faith, reason, and vocation at the Homewood campus with other ministry groups on Saturday Feb 18, 10am-4pm - breakfast and lunch provided. Find more information and please RSVP here: http://832society.com/symposium -- We would love to see you there! And email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com if interested in helping out!

3. CCIH: deadline for abstracts today! deadline for scholarships Feb 6CCIH is hosting its annual conference here in Baltimore (Homewood campus), July 13-15. It is a great opportunity to learn and network with people who do amazing work for the Lord all around the globe. Applications for abstracts (to present your work/research) are due Jan 23.

In addition, PHCF is a member organization of CCIH, so please feel free to apply to scholarships (general if you're interested in global health, or MCH-specific if you focus on maternal/child health) to attend the conference. Scholarship applications are due Feb 6.

4. Do you like writing/editing? Contribute to the Hopkins Dialectic: Want to contribute to the Dialectic, a journal of Christian thought at Johns Hopkins? Currently we are looking for grad students to both help edit and submit writing for our spring 2017 issue. Please see attached for a list of abstracts our writers are currently working from. Some more details:
  • If you'd like to edit, please sign up by Jan 29th on the attached google doc with your name and email address below the respective piece. We'd like it if support can be as spread out as possible, but if more than 1 grad student wants to edit the same piece, by all means. Rough drafts are due at the end of January, and we'd ask for you to look through the piece at least once before the final draft is due on March 26th (if you'd like to be more involved, the full writing schedule is at the bottom of the document for your reference). We will connect you with the writer so a timeline can be mutually agreed upon. 
  • If you'd like to submit writing (1500-4000 words for essays, anywhere up to 1500 words for poetry), please email your piece to jhu.dialectic@gmail.com by March 18th. We will get back to you within the week concerning whether your piece has been selected or if additional edits need to be made. Unfortunately, due to printing constraints these pieces will not appear in print this issue, but they will be uploaded online and posted on our Facebook account (our FB account has nearly 400 likes and last year--when our account had only ~200 likes--pieces got on average 50-100 hits). In the coming semesters we hope to open up our print edition to grad students as well. 
  • Have any questions? please email Karl Johnson: kjohn198@jhu.edu
Thank you for your support! We sincerely appreciate it.

Karl Johnson
The Dialectic at Johns Hopkins

5. Interested in service learning in DC? Upcoming DIP DC trip with InterVarsity:
There is an upcoming weekend for graduate students to experience Washington, D.C. and to learn, from a Christian perspective, about the problems and prospects of the city.

You can learn a little more about this weekend here: http://www.gfmma.org/dip/ And you can learn a few other things about this weekend, and InterVarsity’s involvement in Washington, D.C., here: Washington DC Urban Program

Blessings,
Teresa - for PHCF

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Rom 1:16-17)

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