Category Archives: Spirituality

By Faith

What is faith? Seems like a very basic answer should ensue because I am a seminary student after all. But trying to define what faith is isn’t all that easy. Of course, we could quote Hebrews 11:1 and just be … Continue reading

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A Christian Sabbath

My good friend Sara commented on my last post about the Sabbath and finished with a question about what exactly a Sabbath should look like for Christians. I think this is a very good question. We really don’t have many … Continue reading

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Freedom in Sabbath

Abraham Joshua Heschel writes in his book The Sabbath, “To set apart one day a week for freedom, a day on which we would not use the instruments which have been so easily turned into weapons of destruction, a day … Continue reading

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A Palace in Time

I recently finished The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Jewish theologian who was also active in the civil rights movement in the sixties. Heschel showed me the beauty and the grandeur that exists in the Sabbath. Observance of the Sabbath is … Continue reading

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Belated Thanksgiving Post

In light of the spirit of the holiday this past week, I thought I would write about what I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my parents and my family. They have all been a wonderful to me over the years … Continue reading

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Growing Spiritually in Seminary

Almost everybody has heard the old adage about people losing their faith in seminary. Being surrounded by seminarians on a daily basis, I sense this fear in a large contingent of students as well. Students no longer feel as if … Continue reading

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Word Asphyxiation

I will attempt to sum up the life of a seminarian in three words: books and papers. While that may be a gross oversimplification of what seminary is about, I do think it captures the essence of what my life … Continue reading

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