Tag: Drew Theological School

Mar 27

Leaving a Legacy

They say that a person dies three times; the first time when their heart stops beating, the second when they are buried or cremated, and the third time when their name is no longer spoken. We all want to be remembered. We all want to leave behind a legacy. When someone knows that they have …

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Jan 29

The Final Semester

It has come down to one last semester for me in “the forest” as we like to call our Drew campus. I look forward to this semester of singing in the choir, being among friends, and soaking up all that Drew has to offer but I also dread the end of this season of my …

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Nov 15

The People Who Are Still Here With Me

Music by Emma’s Revolution From the CD Singing Though The Hard Times A Tribute To Utah Phillips , Music owned by Koch Entertainment Standard Youtube License. Photo of Seminary Hall owned by Drew University Photo Credit Lynne Delade. A look back on the happy moments in a not so happy year. Sometimes it takes looking …

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Mar 19

Make Me Understand

Make Me Understand is a poem I wrote in honor of Bishop Yvette Flunder’s visit to our Drew Theological School Campus today. I share it with you in the hope that one day we can all freely preach of the Radical Hospitality that Bishop Flunder speaks of with such passion and grace. Make Me Understand …

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Feb 02

Except God

I was invited to preach last month. During Advent, on Joy Sunday I preached without Don there to hear me, without my Mom there to hear me, in fact I didn’t know anyone in the congregation except for the presence of one classmate who I didn’t know very well and who just happened to be …

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May 03

"just as you did it to one of the least of these"

The sun was almost warm enough today to have people talking about the beach here in New Jersey (I do have to say that it doesn’t take a lot to get people talking about the beach around here) and whenever you talk about the Jersey Shore these days Superstorm Sandy is sure to come up.  …

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Dec 08

The fear of coming out in The #UMC

The fear of coming out in The #UMC. Powerful witness! I have see friends leave because our UMC, my UMC, is not the UMC that they feel would be John Wesley’s UMC. As a member of RMN and as a member of SPECTRUM at Drew Theo School I feel for my friends and dear loved …

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Nov 17

Kiva Card from Prof. Todd

http://www.kiva.org/home Terry , Thank you so much for the small gift card for Kiva ! It was the perfect gift ! Don and I absolutely love the work that Kiva does and the spirit which it embodies. We have dedicated the loan for Zuhuro to you and the loan to David to Mark Miller who …

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Nov 17

Kiva Card from Prof. Todd

http://www.kiva.org/home Terry , Thank you so much for the small gift card for Kiva ! It was the perfect gift ! Don and I absolutely love the work that Kiva does and the spirit which it embodies. We have dedicated the loan for Zuhuro to you and the loan to David to Mark Miller who …

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Nov 07

LAMB the Story that changed the life of Linda Cobb Ott

I have always known that I was a child of God. But it wasn’t until about five years ago I learned just how directly and intensively God could be involved in my everyday life. I want to tell you about a “rooftop experience” (as opposed to a “mountaintop experience”) at an inner city school in …

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