Tag: Seminarians

God’s Holy Web

For email posts, click here to watch online. Picture a really complex spider web. Not one with a few layers of silk, delicate, and easily broken. Picture one that’s so strong, so complex, so thick, you almost can’t see through it. This web is sticky, and it traps the spiders’ prey in it so that…

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Beauty-tide

For email posts, click here to watch “Beauty-tide” online. When I was little, we had this old family bible that I just loved. It was a huge King James, with the words of Jesus printed in red, and it had those gold-edged pages, which I loved to fan out and flip through as a child.…

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Put On Christ

For email posts, click here to watch online. “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,            my whole being shall exult in my God;for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,            he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,            and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah…

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In the Midst of Life

It was about nine o’clock in the evening when my beeper sounded. I was on call at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where I’m currently completing my Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), and this was the first time in two months that I’d received a message on the “pastoral care” pager, rather than the frequently-used “trauma” pager. Dialing…

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Pencils Down

I have a pretty shameful memory from when I was back in the 4th Grade. We were taking a spelling test, and I think this was the first year we had begun to check each other’s work. After taking the test, I passed mine to the student in the desk behind me, and got the test…

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The Dwelling Place is Here

“Lord we do not know where you’re going, how will we know the way?” Jesus has gone to make a dwelling place. How many of us would like to be in that dwelling place, rather than our own dwelling place? Maybe it’s a little bigger. Maybe there’s more yard. Maybe, just maybe, the annoying people in our…

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