cultural issues, ministry, theological

Life and Death Theology

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

church, cultural issues, ministry, personal

On This International Women’s Day

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

church, cultural issues, ministry, spiritual, stories

Where Are All the Women?

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?

cultural issues, spiritual, stories

Unfood

*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

cultural issues, ministry

Air Quality and Social Inequality

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