Archive For Community-events

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

Queering Worship and Gendering the Pulpit

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 […]

Read more April 23, 2014

It’s Still Always Worth It

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 […]

Read more February 26, 2014

Final Thought for the Year; from a Graduating Senior

adapted from the pilot episode of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” Kids, I’d like to tell you a story.  It’s a story of drama, of comedy, of happiness, of sadness, of theology (believe it or not), and of love.  Kids, this is the story of how I met your mother. A little over twenty […]

Read more May 2, 2013

Holy Week Reflections

Every young clergy’s favorite Tumblr, “Ev’ry Day I’m Pastorin’” could not have put it any better when describing Holy Week from a minister’s perspective. After a full week of daily services at my own church, additional services at school and within the community, and a full load of homework, I am exhausted. But as I reflect […]

Read more April 3, 2013

I’ve Been to Camp; 2nd Year Reflection

Growing up for me involved summers at Clarklake, Michigan water skiing, boating, swimming, and having an overall great time. During the school year my family regularly attended an Episcopal church; and, I went through the rigors of Confirmation classes, sang in the youth choir, and served as an acolyte. Since it was a downtown church […]

Read more March 6, 2013