Category Archives: Seminary

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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The Eco-Feminist

Thandiwe Gobledale Feminist Theory and Theology May 28, 2010 The Eco-Feminist Even today, with the numerous changes that have occurred with regards to gender norms and the dramatic increase in opportunities available to women, only a fraction of the world’s … Continue reading

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Ministry as Collage

Thandiwe Gobledale Spring 2010 Ministry: A Collage Ministry.  What is it?  How do we do it?  Ministry, as I understand it, can be done anywhere by anyone.  As I think of ministry for myself, I cannot extricate my idea of … Continue reading

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What is Public Theology?

Thandiwe Gobledale The Public Church in America March 18, 2010 What is Public Theology? Possibilities for Corporate Reflection on and Response to Sin In our society, the lines between public and private often blur.  We struggle as a nation to … Continue reading

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and the crocuses proclaim in purple hues that spring is here

03.09.10 Hello to all! It has been such a long time since I have written.  The winter seems to have mostly passed me by, though I have no doubt that Chicago has one last cold spell, perhaps even a snow … Continue reading

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Interior friends

Winter in Chicago Dear Shawnrey, I have but a paper between me and the end of this quarter. A few hours. 12. Perhaps 15. It could be as long as 19 I guess. The sooner i finish the sooner I’m … Continue reading

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My First Sermon Ever: “Made in the Image of God”

Thandiwe Gobledale February 24, 2010 “Made in the image of God” A reading from Genesis 1 verses 26-27, a selection “26 Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness… 27 So God created humankind … Continue reading

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almost thanksgiving

November 23, 2009 Hi! I finished up my spiritual autobiography yesterday.  It’s done, I think. I called up my folks and read it to them, and the first part got my mom crying (I tell it from her perspective).  Ah … Continue reading

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A time-line of my life

Bonus Page 2: A timeline of Thandiwe’s life June 7 1984 – December 1990: South Africa (mostly Mfanefile in rural KwaZulu Natal) December 1990 – August 1994: Concord and Franklin New Hampshire (1st – 4th grade) August 1994 – April … Continue reading

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My spiritual journey

Thandiwe AmyHelen Gobledale November 24, 2009 Chapter: Why I’m Here and What I Bring Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrica Maluphakanyis’ udumolwayo Izwa imithandazo yethu Nkosi sikelela thina usapholwayo I remember watching you, you would have been all of five and a half … Continue reading

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