Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of helping with Duke Divinity School's Summer Institute for Reconciliation, a week-long conference that brought together about 100 leaders working at intersections of faith and social justice around the U.S. and around the world. One morning, we heard remarks from a joyful gentleman named R. Simangaliso Kumato, president… Continue reading Life and Death Theology
On this International Women's Day, I am blessed to be in a divinity school where around 50% of my classmates are women and, coincidentally, this semester 100% of my professors are women. This year, I have seen some great women (and some great men!) teach, preach, administer sacraments, and lead all manner of things. As… Continue reading On This International Women’s Day
As a writer and as a person, I like stories. I don't really like conflict and controversy and issues. So here's some stories about an issue that's been on my mind lately. Scene One. I was recently tasked with drafting a list of 25-75 "Christian thought and culture leaders" to invite to a film screening. Think worship &… Continue reading Where Are All the Women?
*class assignment to write 2 pages titled "unfood"When my writing professor changed the topic of our latest assignment from “On Loss” to “On Food” (“except, by the way, you should call your piece ‘unfood’”), I felt confused at first. “Unfood” isn’t even a word, I thought.But, as I thought, I realized: experiencing loss and not… Continue reading Unfood
Yesterday I returned from 7 days in Camden, NJ, where I participated in UrbanPromise's workgroup program along with 8 other students and 1 staff from William & Mary's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. This was my third trip to Camden, and each time I learn more about following Christ, about Camden, and about urban ministry/urban issues in general. This year my team… Continue reading Air Quality and Social Inequality