December 20, 2012
“Are you the chaplain?” A slightly bemused expression played across my
face, given I was standing there wearing a clerical collar. “Yes, I
am.” “Hi, my name is Trevor. I’m a freshman communications major from
Minnesota. I’m Methodist, I’m gay, and I want to be a pastor.” When I
finally managed to pick my jaw up off the floor I replied, “You’re
hired.” Thus began my second week as the new University Chaplain for
Community Life at Boston University, and thus began the Marsh Associate
program at Marsh Chapel.
Something is happening at Marsh Chapel.
The Holy Spirit is moving and is awakening young people to a sense of
calling, a sense of vocation. We even put vocation in our mission
statement: voice, vocation, volume...
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October 11, 2010
2010 Calling Congregations Conference
“Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts” –Psalm 42: 7
Following the FTE Calling Congregations Conference yesterday I departed the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, took the MARTA train downtown and then walked the better part of a mile to Morehouse College to join the Student Christian Movement-USA Launch Event. I arrived just in time for a business meeting. Oh joy! Reading and discussing bylaws did not seem a terribly propitious start to the endeavor of reigniting a movement that died out in the US over forty years ago. Thankfully that part of the event drew to a close and we went to dinner.
I decided it was time to practice what FTE had preached at the Calling Congregations Conference. I spent the...
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