The Gift of Apprenticeship, the Cure of Souls
By Jeannie Babb
Historically the title of curate has often referred to the priest-in-charge, but in The Episcopal Church, the title of curate is conferred on an associate or assistant who is newly ordained. Learn how this supportive and formative program is alive and well.
Just Passing Through: Life as a Chaplain in the World’s Busiest Airport
By Cameron Nations
Traditionally, clinical pastoral education (CPE) takes place in a hospice or hospital environment. But back in the fall of 2013, Lisa McIndoo, T’16, and Donna Mote, visiting lecturer in world religions at The School of Theology, began to discuss the idea of adding a summer internship at to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where Mote serves as the Episcopal chaplain and the presbyter. Fast forward, McIndoo and Cameron Nations, T’15, joined Motes for a summer of CPE at the busiest airport in the world.
Where Are Your Idols?
By James F. Turrell
As ordained leaders, because we muck about with incredibly powerful stuff as we care pastorally, lead liturgically, and preach authoritatively, we are at greater risk than other leaders for this seductive kind of leadership—turning a leader into an idol.
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.
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.
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.
By Jeannie Babb
Sunset finds us in Lost Cove, an unknown road I'd turned down on a whim, hoping by distraction to break the mother-daughter tension.
By Tyler Richards
God called me today,
when from out my sedate senses
he drew my eye from lofty height
to gaze upon his myriad creation.
Theology and Global Security: Sharing Perspectives at the Annual National Security Forum
By Michael McCain
Dr. Paul Holloway, professor of New Testament at The School of Theology, was invited to attend the 61st Annual National Security Forum this past May, 2014, to share his perspective on current and future topics pertaining to strategic leadership, strategy, national and global security.”