Author Archives: Thandiwe

About Thandiwe

Hopeful cynic, creative, seriously silly, lover of people and places, hypocrite, third-culture kid, queer, life-long learner, white woman, Christ follower, outdoor enthusiast: I am a seeker of justice and truth who has re-found my spiritual home in progressive Christianity. I serve as the Associate Pastor at a small Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation near the mountains of Colorado where I live with my beloved.

An Early Sermon: Thick Darkness

Today’s reading comes from the book of Exodus. Let us remind ourselves of the context in which this passage appears. The book of Exodus develops around themes that explore the nature of God (in terms of both divine power and … Continue reading

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My church internship, Fall 2010, Reflection #2

Beginning in October, 2010, I interned part-time (15-20 hours per week) at Hyde Park Union Church in Hyde Park.  Here is one of my early reflections on my time there. Week 3 Reflection I think that I am currently as … Continue reading

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Church Internship: Reflection #1

So I did not expect the first challenge of my field placement to be simply setting up a meeting with my teaching pastors to meet with them and begin to talk about my work at Hyde Park Union Church (heretofore … Continue reading

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Back in Chicago, September 2010

Back in Chicago after traveling in India and Nepal for 3 months.  Things are good.  Yesterday turned into the first beautiful day since I’ve been back, and I went downtown and met up with my friend Lauren, which was great!!!  … Continue reading

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Udaipur

Udaipur, known for its European feel, is an easy place to be a tourist with its luxurious guest houses nestled on the shores of a lake, in the center of which is its Lake Palace, far beyond the meager funds … Continue reading

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Rajasthan in pictures: Camel Safari

   

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Rajasthan in Photographs: Jodhpur

                 

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Turning my volume up

November 27, 2012 It’s funny looking back at this blog six months since my last post and seeing how much it is a history of a relationship that has now been over for almost a year.  Yes, there is a … Continue reading

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Varanasi: karma catching up

Varanasi.  A place where they say your karma catches up to you.  A place where they say if you die, you are released from the cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth.  Freed.  It is intense, this place where people come … Continue reading

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arriving in Varanasi

August 25, 2010 Dear Mum, Dad, Mandla, Nicki and Shawnrey, How do you five like to be the folks that I send off my brief note about arriving in Varanasi?  How are you all?  J and I had a bit … Continue reading

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