Archive For Community-engagement

More than just a flag

A version of this post initially appeared in the September 7, 2015 edition of The Tablet, Wake Divinity’s student publication. “Currently, black lives don’t matter,” according to Alicia Garza, co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The statement was articulated in response to an inquiry about the Confederate Flag being removed from South Carolina’s State Capital after the […]

Read more September 16, 2015

Diversity Creates Harmony

“Diversity creates harmony.” These are the words of wisdom given to us on the evening of November 4th by environmental activist Vandana Shiva as she stressed the need for agricultural practices that strive to preserve biodiversity. These words were echoed the following Thursday by New Testament Professor Dr. Katherine Shaner as she emphasized how diversity in […]

Read more November 14, 2014

Segregated Sundays

The following post was first published in The Tablet, a student-ran column publication. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated, “Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of Christian America.” Since that declaration 50 years ago, ecclesial segregation largely persists. However, Sunday segregation not only occurs along racial divides. It also extends to age, socio-economic class, […]

Read more October 24, 2014

The Symbol of God Functions

There are many memories from my time at Wake Div that I will never forget. I have now joined the numerous students (from Wake Div and elsewhere) who have sat in lecture and saw Dr. Leonard throw a student’s pencil out the window, Dr. Tupper reflect on the tiny pen dot he places on the […]

Read more April 30, 2014

An Annual Chili Cook-off with No Winner: A Paradigm for Breaking Bread

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. […]

Read more March 26, 2014

Real Talk About Race: Brown Like Me

The following was originally published in The Tablet, the School of Divinity’s bi-monthly student published informative, community-building vehicle. I know what you must be thinking. When The Tablet staff sat down to brainstorm topics for upcoming issues and decided to include an article on race, someone must have said, “Let’s have a white guy write it.”  This idea […]

Read more February 12, 2014