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Encouragement

It's funny what power encouragement can have when we let it. At least for me, encouragement has the potential to light a spark that keeps my fire (of faith and of creativity) going for quite a while. I don't usually stop and meditate on the topic of encouragement, but Kate Rademacher, author of the memoir… Continue reading Encouragement

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ministry, Scripture, spiritual, stories, theological

Imagination: A Sermon

A sermon offered in preaching class... “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may… Continue reading Imagination: A Sermon

ministry, Scripture, spiritual

An Update and a Sermon

Confession: I haven't written on the blog in over 2 months. Sorry, friends. In those months, I've been dedicating mental energy to transitions like moving to a new apartment and starting my second year of seminary, including an internship at a church and classes on Theology, American Christianity, Preaching, and Theology & Trauma (that last… Continue reading An Update and a Sermon

cultural issues, mental health & wellness, personal, spiritual

Nevertheless She Persisted

In January she watched as women's marches took over downtowns around the world, complete with pink pussy hats and witty posters and various sorts of ideological disagreements. In February she started hearing the catch phrase, based on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's experience of being silenced mid-speech: "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she… Continue reading Nevertheless She Persisted

community, ministry, personal, spiritual

Side Effects of a Seminary Semester

I’ve been drafting this one for about 4 months. It’s a chronicle of the “side effects” experienced over the course of my first semester of seminary – those unexpected, sometimes humorous, sometimes meaningful things that start happening and keep happening whether you like it or not. So, if you ever start seminary, maybe watch out… Continue reading Side Effects of a Seminary Semester