A Prayer for Houston

A Prayer for Houston

By President Leanne Van Dyk.

Everlasting God, in this time of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we offer our prayers for all of the people of Houston and those in the pathway of the storm.

We are mindful of the…

Reflections Following Election 2016

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something You

By Paul Lang, Spirituality Course Leader

In the fall of 1999 I encountered the Liturgy of the Hours for the first time. I arrived at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia weary after a long drive and…

Can’t Get Enough of Howard Thurman

by Lerita Coleman Brown, Spirituality Program Leader

February 2, 2017—I think I have Howard Thurmanitis. Yes, I have previously posted about him and I made up that name. But after giving two workshops on his writings in the span…

Can't get enough of Howard Thurman

You Have Gathered Us in a Divided Nation

By Jihyun Oh, MDiv ’06

In the days after the election, in the midst of all the analysis and in the midst of many of conversations, I started noticing that some of the conversations involved an analysis of cause. Why…

Gathered in a divided nation article by Jihyun Oh.

Our Persistent God

By Shannon Johnson Kershner, MDiv ’99.

October 20, 2016—In some ways, this should have been the easiest sermon I have written in a while. Luke (18:1–8) tells us right off the bat what this parable is supposed to be…

Our persistent God by Shannon Kershner

Breathing into Advent

By Sarah Walker Cleaveland, MDiv ’07

In our family, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has begun early as Adam and I each struggle to prepare for Advent in new ways without the benefit of much advance preparation….

A Prayer for Emanuel and Nine Who Lost Their Lives

June 23, 2015—Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen, our Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, was Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President at the time this was written. She did cooperated as part of a group of more than thirty African American…

Confessing the Stories that Keep Us Isolated From Each Other, From God

By Jihyun Oh, MDiv ’06.

January 29, 2015—Looking back, I think it all started the day a rocking and trembling son told me that his dying, 80-something year-old mother might have had a part in killing his father, her…

Being in Prayer

December 4, 2014—A couple days ago, my husband and I were sitting at a sub shop with our good friends Terry and Chris, enjoying victory sandwiches, after their team won a basketball game against the Bearcats. They play in a…

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