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The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Joy

Posted by Dr. Rebecca S. Letterman on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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For many of us, “waiting” has negative connotations. Waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting on hold as we call for a needed service or medical appointment, or waiting for a test result … the list goes on and on. Often, such waiting is accompanied by frustration, irritation, or impatience.

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Topics: seminary faculty, reflection, advent, seminary alumni

The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Retreat

Posted by Lisa Bennett on Dec 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Space to ask questions.
Space to listen to God’s Spirit.
Space to let insights, impressions, and reflections
bump into each other and converge for discovery.
Space for your own spirit to be still, restore, integrate,
and seek elements of faith in the certainty of God’s presence.

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Topics: spiritual formation, reflection, advent

The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Gentleness

Posted by Dr. Esther Gillie on Dec 7, 2016 2:53:49 PM

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In 2014, Esther Gillie first shared this poem with the Northeastern Seminary community. Since then, Esther has successfully completed both her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at the Seminary. The second entry of our Advent blog series invites us to reflect, along with Esther, on the gentleness experienced throughout our lives.

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Topics: poetry, reflection, advent, seminary alumni

The Season of Anticipation

Posted by Jae Newman on Dec 2, 2016 2:41:59 PM

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 The poem “ADVENT” was first shared with us in 2014 by Jae Newman, a Northeastern Seminary alumnus and adjunct professor. This poem is the first entry in our advent blog series of poetry and reflections surrounding this the season of anticipation in the Christian liturgical year. Here in the first few days of advent let us collectively still our souls to hear the quiet whispers of our Lord.

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Topics: poetry, reflection, advent, seminary alumni

Becoming the Feet: The Relationship of Incarnation and Solidarity

Posted by Marie Moy on Nov 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: reflection, community, seminary alumni

Walking with the Dead

Posted by Marie Moy on Oct 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: reflection, community, seminary alumni

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  My Outset on El Camino, and Wrestling with Uncertainty

Posted by Marie Moy on Oct 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Sometime I make snap decisions, and then later go back and question my own intent. Was that prompting truly from God, or just some kind of ego-driven idea? I wasn’t really sure. That’s how it was with El Camino Del Inmigrante. Noel Castellanos threw out this big idea last November at the end of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) conference in 2016. He had participated in the El Camino De Santiago in Spain over his sabbatical, and he proposed that CCDA create a pilgrimage of it’s own from the Tijuana border of Mexico to downtown Los Angeles Calif. to highlight the plight of immigrants to the United States, and advocate for immigration reform. I immediately thought, “I want to do that.”

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Topics: reflection, community, seminary alumni

Northeastern Seminary Women’s Retreat Reflection: Part 2

Posted by Dr. Rebecca S. Letterman on Jun 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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I’ve had the privilege of attending ten of the eleven Northeastern Seminary women’s retreats at the Abbey of the Genesee. Each year, I experience the deep peace of the Abbey grounds, nestled in the wide-open beauty of the Genesee River Valley, and the rich fellowship with a group of fun, wise, kind, godly women who gather together there for a day to step out of our normal routines and enter the rhythms of rest that make retreats so nurturing. Each year, the experience is wonderful, but different from all the others. This year was no different.

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Topics: prayer, spiritual formation, reflection, community

Northeastern Seminary Women’s Retreat Reflection: Part 1

Posted by Dr. Rebecca S. Letterman on May 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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“Do you tell the truth?” That was the theme the Northeastern Seminary Women’s Retreat with Marlena Graves this April at the Bethany House at the Abbey of the Genesee. The sun was shining, the air was brisk, and all the women who gathered came humbly open to discern together what God might be wanting to say to us in our various seasons of ministry and life.

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Topics: prayer, spiritual formation, reflection, community

Shalom Challenged—A Path Forward

Posted by Anthony Bonds on Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Part Three

We live in a society where a disproportionate number of African Americans are impacted by high unemployment, poor health, violence, and low graduation rates.[1]  Their interest in, and knowledge of, Christian theology can sometimes take a low priority simply because of the need to survive day-to-day.

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Topics: D.Min., reflection, seminary alumni

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