Category Archives: Zimbabwe

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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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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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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How is God revealed?

As I go back and look at the letters I wrote several years ago, I find that some of the most important reflecting and writing that I was doing was in the form of application essays to seminaries.  Applying to … Continue reading

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The Smell of Eucalyptus: Remembering David Foster Wallace Part 2

The Smell of Eucalyptus           By Thandiwe Gobledale (written while in David Foster-Wallace’s Creative Writing class, Fall 2003) I  pull down my panties, hoping for red wetness or even a mud-brown stain.  Nothing.  Nothing.  It’s the second month … Continue reading

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A Blogging Beginning

Whenever someone asks me where I am from, I pause.  The pause may not be outwardly visible, but it’s there, every time.  I was born in South Africa to roving pastor parents.  Yes, they were/are missionaries; I sometimes cringe, even … Continue reading

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