I’ve always taken for granted that these passages and the oral traditions they most certainly come from were created in response to the age-old questions: where did humankind come from? how did our home, the Earth, come into being? Scripture answers these questions with an age-old story (or, rather, two slightly different versions of that … More genesis 1&2: who is god?
As a pastor, I suppose this is something I should have already done. But it isn’t. As a matter of fact, I haven’t even come close. Sure, I’ve taken all (and more) of the prerequisite Bible courses and been in Sunday School and Bible Studies since I was five years old. Two of my favorite parts of … More reading the bible- in its entirety
I felt called to ministry at a remarkably young age. On my baptism day, when I was only ten years old, I felt the hand of the Holy Spirit upon my heart, pulling me into ministry. But I was interested, fascinated by ministry even earlier. In third grade, my Catholic friend Dianne and I celebrated … More Jeremiah Syndrome: it’s a calling, not a choice
Friend: I have to go study for an exam. Me: This early in the quarter? Friend: I, eh.. you know, didn’t do so eh… hot, so I am retaking it from last quarter. Me: Oh gosh. Well, it’s good you can retake it. I’ll definitely say a prayer for you. Friend: … Yes. Pray, please. … More Too Small to Pray for
Laura presented her senior thesis two nights ago at the Disciples Divinity House. She spoke knowledgeably, owning her power as an academic. Her topic: Paul’s thoughts on the Lord’s Supper in First Corinthians. What is the context for our ‘words of institution’? What were the communion practices in that early Christian community? What were Paul’s … More Women Undermining Women
So we’re reding the story of the Sinful Woman in Luke 7:36-50. The professor introduces it as key story for Christain theologians throughout the ages. We would soon figure out why, he told us. The sinful woman (apparently a hooker) comes up behind the reclining Jesus who is feasting with some of his pharisaic bros … More the question on which the our immortal souls hang
I’ve always thought God was hard to talk about, especially in mainline Protestant churches. And if I thought God was hard to talk about in church, he/she/it/the divine is even more difficult to talk about at Divinity School. Today I presented a paper on my definition of ministry to my cohort. I was asked, “How … More Estranged from God… at Divinity School?