Articles, Commentary, and Sermons from Students, Faculty, and Alumni/ae of The School of Theology
Why I Cried at the New Community Conference
By Jamie Osborne
Many of us have felt traumatized by institutional Christianity. Some of us no longer identify as Christians. And some of us are what Phyllis Tickle calls “re-traditionalists” and have joined or remained in the institutional church. My experience at this conference was something I couldn’t escape writing. Hopefully, this particular experience will be a doorway for a broader conversation.
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A Chaplain’s Encounter with Bad Theology and Prejudice
By Josh Stephens
Clinical pastoral education can be one of the most challenging aspects of theological study, as one seminarian discovered. Bad theology and prejudice can be everywhere, and even in places least expected.
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The Raising of Lazarus
By Joe Woodfin
Why did Jesus weep? I have heard that Jesus wept because he lost a friend. I suppose there's a little of that. I have heard that Jesus's weeping serves to show his very human emotions. I suppose there might be a little of that too. But here's the thing that keeps nagging me about this question, the reason I can't understand why Jesus wept.