Tag: Seminary

Mar 15

Thoughts of Hope From a New Widow

Nearly four years after beginning my journey in Seminary it has come time to stand and preach my Senior Sermon at Drew Theological School in Madison NJ. Preparing for this day has been something of a roller coaster to say the least. The joy of falling in love during my first semester and the amazing …

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Dec 30

Sitting in the Mud with God

When I was small we had a very long dirt (sandy) driveway in our suburban yard. This was unusual on our street as most of the houses were closer to the street than our house was and their driveways were covered with Blacktop.  The drawbacks to having a long dirt driveway to an adult homeowner …

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Nov 05

Take A Picture of What You See

  Write about something that you see she asked. These books sit on my coffee table every day. they are rearranged constantly depending on which one I need to be writing about on which day. Some of them I have read cover to cover with notes in the margins and highlights on each page and …

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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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Jun 16

How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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Feb 21

Love

1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …

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Sep 14

A Cocoon of Diversity

I live in a dorm on campus while I attend seminary. I live in an intentionally diverse community, in a small liberal university, in a small town, with a lovely quaint little downtown. To locate a big box store requires navigating a major interstate highway. The most common speed limit

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Sep 05

I am a First Year, First Semester, M.Div.

The title above is how I have introduced myself more times than I can count over the last couple weeks. My first challenge of Seminary has not

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Aug 13

Saying Goodbye Again

This is the third post with the title “Saying Goodbye”, it seems to be a theme over this past year. This morning I said goodbye to my church family because I will be leaving for seminary in a few days. Leaving your church family behind as you move on is not like saying goodbye to your children,

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