On Being a Teaching Fellow

by David Penn One of my former discussion group students asked me to write for the Prophet about what it’s like being a Teaching Fellow at STH. That was, I admit, before the presidential election happened, which, since that was months ago now, says something about what it’s like being a TF. It was a…

The Power of Weakness

by Zachary J. Taylor Personally, I find myself wondering how God will use me in my brokenness. It isn’t easy to wake up in the morning and not feel anxious even though I shouldn’t be anxious about anything. My day is always structured, and if I keep to that structure, then I avoid any chance…

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,…