Kutana Kenya
Leadership Scholars

Kutana Kenya

By Kamilah Jones There are many ancient stories and beautiful cultural perspectives on how Earth was created and our origins and development as human beings.  From a Christian perspective, it is generally accepted that God is the creator.  Christianity emphasizes the sacredness of creation and a harmonious connectedness between the Earth and human existence.  Genesis … Continue reading

What is of Most Value?
Leadership Scholars

What is of Most Value?

By Leigh Reynolds Gardner-Webb School of Divinity includes in its Master of Divinity curriculum a Theological Integration Capstone class for students who are nearing graduation. Incorporated in this class is the responsibility of leading one of the divinity school’s worship experiences.  During atime of worship, which I was privileged to help lead, we considered what … Continue reading

How VeggieTales Still Forms Me
Leadership Scholars / women in ministry / young Baptists

How VeggieTales Still Forms Me

By Brittany Darst-Hermsen Edwards Halfway through the semester, halfway through graduate school, I sat idling in miles-long gridlock. I listlessly began to scroll through Spotify. Desperate, my bleary subconscious tossed me up a Hail Mary: a song I hadn’t heard in decades. I searched it with a chuckle and smirk. Before long, my traffic neighbors … Continue reading