By Laura Stephens-Reed During a gathering of my field education cohort during seminary, the leaders facilitated a discussion about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. For most people in the room, communion was about welcome, nourishment, and grace. I had a different take. In the church of my youth, we had the Lord’s Supper once … Continue reading
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Beautiful Winter Wonderland…or Was It?
By Macarena Aldape We are from South Texas and have always been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We had never seen a snow fall. We have seen it on the ground, melting and mixed with mud, but no white winter wonderland. When it snowed in San Antonio, we were in the Rio … Continue reading
Reflecting on “A Well-Cherished but Much-Clouded Story”
By Sara Crocker One of the most meaningful and formational skills I’ve learned in my seminary experience at Central Baptist Theological Seminary thus far is how to read and interpret the ancient Scriptures from various perspectives and social locations. Recently, my New Testament professor, Dr. David May asked us to read Hisako Kinukawa’s exegesis of … Continue reading
The log in my own eye
By Laura Stephens-Reed I vividly remember (20 years ago now!) walking from the parking deck to my seminary classroom building when I saw an undergrad, talking on her phone, stride boldly into a crosswalk. An oncoming car screeched to a stop to avoid hitting her. The student never turned her head. I began to notice … Continue reading
Life Lessons from Mr. Feeny
By Kelsey Higbee Along with most of America, I have spent the last few weeks reliving my childhood by watching selections from Disney+ over and over again. One of my re-discovered obsessions is the 90’s, classic Boy Meets World. This particular show was a favorite of my family. We would continually watch reruns as well … Continue reading
How do you see the world?
What do you see when you look at the world? Take a moment with me and reflect. With your mind’s eye, capture images that pop up when you think of the world today. Write down words on a paper to describe what you see. Look at those words. What do you see when you look … Continue reading