Jenny Mai: Agnostic, Free, and Drawn to Divinity School

Our faith traditions can seem like our entire world, and we are often prone to casting the faith tradition of others using our own language, forcing them into terms that allow us to categorize them and move on. Sometimes pausing to listen, to hear the faith expression of another,...

You Have My Attention Now

DISCLAIMER: I am not advocating for silence, nor am I writing for the impeding of free – or any – form of speech.  What I am advocating for, in this article, is that we give equal attention to the things which are said, as well as the things which...

Brandy Murray: Connoisseur and Cook

As many of you know, Brandy has made a name for herself in the Wake Div community with her tasty treats and mouth-watering morsels she’s either sold or brought to Coffee Hour on Wednesday mornings. Since she’s had such a positive influence on us as a community, I thought...

Let Go of Hope

Hope floats, the saying goes. This saying conjures popular notions of being buoyed up by hope, literally lifted from despair. It conveys lightness, as opposed to the heaviness of a life without hope. It’s also the title of a 1998 film starring Sandra Bullock. I don’t find this saying...

Coffee, a pen, and a journal. But is this really a spiritual practice?

Coffee, a pen, and a journal. But is this really a spiritual practice? Well, for me it is.  As an undergraduate student at Nyack College, I learned the spiritual value of journaling. Drs. Ron and Wanda Walborn required each of their ministry students to do a grief journal during...

Top 10 Canadian Artists to Get You Through Your Seasonal Affective Disorder

Rose Cousins (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Rose Cousins sells a merch T-shirt that says “Rose Cousins Made Me Cry”. That’s it; that’s the pitch. Kidding. A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins loves haunting ballads as much as she loves chicken fingers (and as much as I love her). Donovan...

A Brief Word of Thanks, for Liam Hooper

Being the Divinity School’s Administrative Coordinator is – at many times – a stressful, ever-changing, and thankless role.  From working with Administrators and Faculty to organizing and structuring on-site and travel courses – to handling the myriad of student registration concerns, serving as the Administrative Coordinator in our community...

A Little Goes a Long Way

I sat down hoping to write something prolific about being thankful. I wanted to show off my writing skills as only a self-proclaimed professional blogger could. Even the good Baptist preacher in me searched Scripture looking for something that would make this post deep and thought-provoking. The problem was…I...

Reed’s Top Ten Works of Fiction Consumed in the Past Year

Trigger Warning: Entry number three on this list will briefly mention themes of sexual assault Raw – A perfect film.  Julia Ducournau’s metaphor for sexual awakening has no flaws or imperfections.  Along with containing indelible imagery and outstanding performances, it portrays one of the best representations of a sibling...