Archive For Summer-activities

What bubbles taught me about prayer

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is education to teach pastoral care to clergy and others.  CPE is the primary method of training hospital and hospice chaplains and Spiritual Care Providers.   My summer internship was spent in the ten week CPE program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  My cohort consisted of ten colleagues; eight of […]

Read more September 2, 2015

Unique Gifts That Equip A Call to Ministry

Part of our continued Summer Blog Series, you will read experiences from students who are participating in summer internships. This week you’ll hear from a student who is a Chaplain Candidate with the United States Air Force, which provides spiritual care and the opportunity for airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel to exercise their constitutional right to the […]

Read more July 2, 2014

“What do you do to your Country?”

This question was presented to me while visiting with refugee youth at the Center of Hope in Kampala, Uganda this past July. Not quite sure of how to answer or what specifically my new friend was inquiring about, I asked him to clarify. He wanted to know what I was doing or planned to do […]

Read more December 4, 2013

Facilitating Powerful Change for Others Leads to Personal Transformation

Thanks to an internship grant from Wake Div, I had the opportunity spend this summer working as an intern at Stone Circles at the Stone House, a center for spiritual activism and nourishment in Mebane, NC. The simplest way to describe Stone Circles  is as a retreat center which specifically works to sustain activists and organizers. […]

Read more August 20, 2013

Theologies Dreamed in Spanish, Articulated in English, and Lived in Spanglish

In her book, Theologizing en Espanglish:  Context, Community, and Ministry, Latina theologian Carmen Nanko-Fernandez describes the corpus of theological thought emanating from the growing numbers of Latino/a theologians in the U.S. as, “theologies dreamed in Spanish, articulated in English, and lived in Spanglish.” – an apt description of the “God talk” heard on the campus […]

Read more July 31, 2013

Righteous Anger and Prophetic Protest

Reading the news these days makes me really angry. I see injustice and violence that at times seems impossible to overcome.  Even more maddening, I hear people in power deny the very existence of problems like racism, sexism, and systemic poverty that still plague our country. I have a few choice words for those people.  […]

Read more July 24, 2013