Spring Mournings

By Darnysha Nard, Staff Writer

When the flowers are blooming and all the things that were once barren are now coming to life, it is easy to succumb to the bliss. But what does it mean to grieve when the world around you is budding and blossoming? Continue reading “Spring Mournings”

Spiritual Contempl/Hallucinations on Love

By Kevin Garrity, Guest Writer

Love Poem I.
She gave me the key to her apartment
I chose to give it back
When I did, she didn’t want it back,
I gave it to her anyway

Access to her heart, she had given me that too
I was supposed to keep that,
I returned that too
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We Have No Right: That Time My Cat Helped Me Write an Article

By Anna Kate McWhorter, Staff Writer

If you know me at all, you’ve almost certainly heard me talk about my cat; I doubt anyone has come down the road of friendship with me and somehow escaped seeing pictures of my feline companion, Continue reading “We Have No Right: That Time My Cat Helped Me Write an Article”

Toward a Zen Buddhist Christianity

By Michael Dise, Guest Writer

The great medieval mystic Meister Eckhart sought an absolute union with the God of Christianity through a total emptying of the self so that in that emptiness Christ may be born within. He called it the birth of the Son in the soul. But he also expressed through an alternative motif a divine atheism wherein even God rids Godself of God: the breakthrough to the Godhead. Continue reading “Toward a Zen Buddhist Christianity”

More Than a Game

By Marisa Fraley, Staff Writer

The crack of the bat. The pop of the mitt. The cheering crowd. The booing crowd. These are all common sounds you can find at a baseball game, but a trip to the ballpark is so much more than just a game. For the person dragged along to the game because their friend or significant other forced them to, or for the person who had nothing else better to do on any given night in the summer, there is dancing, games, constant entertainment between innings. Continue reading “More Than a Game”

A Sampling of Socialism in the United States: AKA Free Stuff for White People

By Elizabeth Corney, Editor

Recently, I’ve heard complaints from various sources that people today just want free handouts. Many seem upset at the idea that as a society, we might decide to fund things like college education, paid parental leave, healthcare, unemployment benefits, etc. Continue reading “A Sampling of Socialism in the United States: AKA Free Stuff for White People”

Money Minute: Next Steps

By Daniel Potter, Guest Writer

If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to the last few weeks of the Spring 2016 semester. Congratulations! We’ve come a long way in the Money Minute, having discussed shame around money, budgeting financial resources and time, and the cost of our habits. As the semester dwindles, let’s turn our gaze to the horizon and the daunting beast of student loan repayment. Continue reading “Money Minute: Next Steps”

Receiving Ministry: Listening and Learning

By Brian Hayes, Staff Writer

By the time we all finish this degree program, we will have taken at least 81 hours of graduate level classes. We will have read thousands of pages on the subjects of theology, church history, biblical interpretation, spirituality, and countless others. We will have written hundreds of pages of our own, depicting our personal research, reflection, and creative understandings. Continue reading “Receiving Ministry: Listening and Learning”

Top Ten Courses We Wish Were Offered

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Third Year Spotlight Turns to Kristin Fulton

What led you to divinity school? What has kept you here?

After I graduated from Appalachian State University, I worked as a nursing assistant for a private family practice office in Boone, NC. I loved my job and loved working with my patients. At that time I was planning to get my accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing and then go on to get my Masters in Public Health. Continue reading “Third Year Spotlight Turns to Kristin Fulton”

Five Stories to Know

By Marisa Fraley, Staff Writer

As religious leaders, it is important to be aware of what is going on in our world. Below, I have compiled a mix of various stories that are relevant to the work that we do.

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