Above is a picture of me looking confused. Below is a reflection for my theological reflection and contextual education seminar on the subject of "Emerging Call." -- Since I began seminary work, I discovered less about the nature of my gifts and more about the how gifts relate to ministry. My undergraduate academic work and … Continue reading Emerging Call
An invocation I wrote for chapel at Eden Theological Seminary, in honor of Coming Out Day, that addresses the idea of "Wrestling with Words." Note: As a newbie seminarian, I had no idea what an invocation was. "It's just a prayer that starts everything right?" I asked. I was told, after writing this, that the … Continue reading Coming Out Day Chapel
Tying together the oppression that binds those who can't scream loud enough. Chapter 11 of Honor Betrayed reminded me of my work with SAGE Metro St. Louis when it highlighted the fact that data on sexual assault has not been collected until recently. At SAGE Metro St. Louis, I became acutely aware that data on … Continue reading Military Sexual Assault & LGBT Elder Abuse
I'm sorry. "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all." You know when you've said the wrong thing at the wrong time and everything becomes worse? It's kind of like that. I don't know what to say, so I probably shouldn't say anything. -- And now a departure for some unrelated … Continue reading An Apology
First impressions of Eden Theological Seminary: It looks almost as Hogwartsian as Washington University in St. Louis. Despite the small size of its program, students at Eden have private lives. Everyone does not know everything about everyone else. However, they do have an intimate community and people do feel close to one another. A student … Continue reading Eden Theological Seminary
Kathy Greenlee is a badass. At the Aging in America 2013 Conference in Chicago, she gave the bold charge to advocates for older adults and advocates for people with disabilities to partner together. After all, it makes sense-- long-term care is a concern for older adults and people with disabilities alike. We don't currently have … Continue reading Kathy Greenlee is a Badass
You deserve some sunshine. I know, I know, it was rude and callous of me to demand your money (although your contribution is tax-deductible). I can't help it-- I'm a graduate student living off loans and a fellowship stipend. I just got back from an academic conference last week, so I didn't have time to go grocery … Continue reading Sunshine Presents!