it’s a baptist thing

The other day, in describing to some friends how two people know one another, I said, “They were bed babies together.” My friends looked at me blankly, and I asked, “Do you all not know what bed babies are?” They all said no, and I said, “I guess it’s a Baptist thing.”

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things i’ve learned in seminary (pt. 2)

Continuing with “things I’ve learned in seminary” 2… In my Introduction to Christian Ethics class this semester, we were each tasked with pursuing a moral question that held some weight for us personally. We learned about different forms and sources for ethics, and then we applied all of the theories and processes to our own moral questions. This way, we were doing ethics, rather than just learning about the subject all semester. Very good pedagogy.

I chose to write about food/agriculture-related justice issues, as they relate to both the environment and poverty.

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things i’ve learned in seminary (pt. 1)

Long time no post. Things have been pretty intense with this week being finals/papers-due week. The to-do list is wrapping up nicely, but I’m in for a long couple of days leading up to my one (and only) exam on Friday. That means that I am finished with my first year of grad school in 2 days!

I originally planned that this blog would be about ordinary life – the things I do and learn – but I realize that I mostly blog about crafts and food, and less about thoughts. I don’t have any recipes to post today, because I’ve been living on toast, spinach salad, m&ms and coffee. So… because the semester is coming to an end, and school-work is on my mind, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I’ve been thinking/writing/learning lately. This will be the first in a series of maybe 3-4 posts on “Things I’ve Learned in Seminary.” 🙂

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the end meets the beginning

It isn’t really a meeting point. More like a transition period. I’m in the no-man’s-land of time. After completing my undergraduate studies at Samford University on May 15 and saying goodbye to Birmingham, I spent 10 days at my parents’ home in Lexington before taking off on one of the biggest adventures of my life… being a summer camp director for Passport Kids! Camp. (More reflections on this later). My summer with Passport was something to look forward to after graduation and it has served as a buffer between college and the next thing. But the time has come. Camp is over, I am home, and on July 30, I will pack my things in a U-Haul and drive to Atlanta to begin the next three years of my life as a Masters of Divinity student at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

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