Archive For Third-year

A Look Back as I Step Forward

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, […]

Read more May 22, 2015

Why I Am (Not) a Christian

  One of the biggest struggles of divinity school, for both myself and many others, has been the issue of Christian identity. What does it mean to call oneself a Christian? Is it about one’s status before God, about being ‘chosen’ and ‘elect’ and ‘saved’? Is it about being a part of a community that […]

Read more May 14, 2015

A Beloved Community

  As my time here at Wake Forest comes to close, I am given moments where I can reflect on the true meaning of what this experience has been for me. As I reflect, I am drawn to my initial feelings about this community. To be completely honest, I had reservations about entering this community. […]

Read more May 11, 2015

What’s Your Story?

When I went home for Christmas this past year, a friend’s mother asked me, “What’s your elevator pitch?” Since I had no such story prepared, I opened by telling her that I was listening to a Podcast not too long ago and the topic of conversion stories came up. One of the hosts said something […]

Read more February 11, 2015

Attending Theotokos: My Work as a Birth Doula

This semester, Lindsey completed an independent study with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts exploring the work of a full-spectrum doula as a ministry.  About a year ago, in my second year of divinity school, I began training to become a birth doula.The word “doula” originates from a Greek word meaning “female helper” or “slave.” In the 1970s, […]

Read more November 21, 2014