Category Archives: Theological Reflection

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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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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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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TODAY

February 16, 2012 I came across this today, and it is so powerful that I want to share it: “Be anything you want. Be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form. But at all costs avoid one thing: … 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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Time carries on…

10.25.09 …Greetings! It has been a long time since I last wrote, but I wanted to tell you all that I’m well – thriving in this next chapter of my life. It’s a beautiful late October day – the sun … Continue reading

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I haven’t told anyone yet…. but I think God thinks I can do it!

House Scholar Application Disciples Divinity House, Chicago November 3, 2008 Having grown up in the church, the child of two Global Ministries missionaries, I have long recognized the church’s profound influence on my life.  Perhaps it is no surprise, then, … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Harvard Divinity School Master of Divinity Application Statement of Purpose 6 January, 2009 The dais pulses with people sharing the communion meal as the crowd surges forward to receive blessings from the Bishop of Vellore, beside me. Having received the … Continue reading

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p.s. and hope for the next generation

January 2009 It has been a long time since I last wrote.  This is partially because there is a lot to share and partly because it takes some grounding and purposefulness to write these, normally.  But today I shall just … Continue reading

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