In her recent lecture given on her second book, The Gendered Pulpit: Sex, Body, and Desire in Preaching and Worship, the Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber spoke on two subjects which are of great interest to me: gender and sexuality in the pulpit, and queering worship. As a trans-identified person, I am not comfortable in the
“Cameron, Why are you in Divinity School?!” “Welp… ya know… sigh… I don’t know.” This conversation happens about once a week and is often followed by, “Well, what do you want to do when you finish?” To this I typically respond, “Be either a full-time wedding photographer, or a teacher and a part-time wedding photographer!”
Clinical Pastoral Education, commonly referred to as “CPE,” is a pastoral care educational process of action and reflection. In our second year of divinity school we entered the CPE journey together at Wake Forest Baptist Health. CPE is offered at medical centers across the nation for academic credit and professional development. Our internship lasted from
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to join peers from Wake Div, fellow divinity students from Duke, Campbell, and Gardner-Webb, as well as ministers from across the state for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina’s General Assembly at First Baptist Church of Greensboro. The divinity student experience included a time of lectio divina,
This past weekend, my family and I went to an annual chili cook-off and spent time with friends we hadn’t seen since before Christmas. Chili is not a Belizean thing, but I’ve been to a few of these chili cook-offs here in the USA. As required there were quite a few different kinds of chili.
It was a normal Sunday morning service at church. The deacon said the Morning Prayer, and the church rang with praise. Then the choir sang, and several people started dancing in the pews and aisles. Some stood and clapped their hands, and those sitting were either stomping their feet or tending to their children. This
On the evening of February 11, 2014, the School of Divinity hosted Nadia Bolz-Weber for a free, public lecture. Two students, Analyse Triolo (MDiv ’15) and Erica Walecka (MDiv ’14), initiated Nadia’s visit with us via a tweet. The first time I heard Nadia Bolz-Weber speak was in the summer of 2011 at the Wild