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Celebrating Theological Education Sunday this month

The Rev. Dr. Mindy Douglas had her heart set on studying biology followed by a career as a geneticist when she entered college. But, as she says, “God did a little God thing,” and she was called into ministry.

Living water and love

When the world was thirsty, Pierce Buford gave it clean water.

Church women of color gather for virtual summit

So many things are “different” in 2020, and different can be a wonderful opportunity for transformation — which is something we heard quite a bit about during day one of Gender Summit 3, coordinated by ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity) and held virtually.

Needed: Courageous leadership

Speaking last week during a Facebook Live event on the topic “Courageous Leadership Matters,” the Rev. Stephen Lewis, president of the Forum for Theological Exploration, told host the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty that in many ways, “our future is rooted in the labors of those who came before us.”

Both midwife and hospice chaplain

As a member of Generation X and the person who runs an organization helping seminaries provide great theological education, the Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada said he sees himself as someone who’s present during both the first and last breaths of ministry — as both midwife and hospice chaplain.

‘Birthed in the heart of God and planted in Talladega’

It’s a common sight from the window of Doug Marshall’s office at the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama: A care worker accompanies a new girl from the administration building to the cottage that will be her new home.

Living into the family name

The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte said his work involves living into his family name, which is Spanish for “bridge.”