Top 10 Ways to Survive Div School

As a third year div student on my way out, I’ve had a lot of interesting, confusing, amazing, and transformational experiences at Wake Div. I’ve gained friends, cultivated relationships (heyo Devon), checked my privilege, and engaged in a plethora of theological (and other) conversations, all of which has crafted...

A Personal Farewell to Wake Divinity

Dearest Wake Divinity, When I began my studies here, I thought I knew what to expect.  After making a visit, and praying, and discerning, and calling upon expert advice, I thought I chose the right place.  I expected my time at Wake to be three smooth years of learning,...

Hail to the Chief: A Parting Tribute to Carly Geis

The first time I heard of Carly Geis was in an email naming her as the person picking me up from the airport for my first visit to Wake Div. A year later, I am convinced that this will not be the last time I see her name in...

Lifting the Curtain: White Privilege and Bioshock Infinite

There’s a certain point in the beginning of the video game Bioshock Infinite where you, as the main character, step out of a rocket ship into what appears to be a massive church.  The ambiance is beatific.  Multiple rooms with altars and pews.  Glowing stained glass.  Hallways of ankle-deep...

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...