Category Archives: United States of America

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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The Land of Ladyslippers

In June of 2010, Jonathan our friend Alden and I took a backpacking trip in the White Mountains.  I don’t have anything written about it, but it was a most delightful trip – the White Mountains are one of my … 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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