Resting

resting “To rest utterly in the grace of God is the foundation for holistic rest.” Marva J. Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, 54 Happy New Year! In my last post on Sabbath, we reflected on author Marva Dawn’s first Sabbath observation: ceasing. Today, as we live through short, chilling winter days, we turn to resting. When…

Pay Attention Now!

The African American Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University from 1953-1965 was The Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman. He wrote the poem “I Will Light Candles This Christmas.” Here is an excerpt: When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home,…

Election Day: Responding with Poetry

When words fail, we turn to art to express our deepest fears. On the morning of November 8, 2016, Anastasia Kidd, Shelly Rambo, and Jenny Knust led members of the community at the School of Theology in a time of reflection and response. We sang songs, reflected on the election, shared our concerns, read poetry,…