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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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Silence of the mouth and chatter of the mind – Vipassana Notes

August 1, 2010 Dear all, I am out of Vipassana.  It has been a week now.  Exactly, since the end of Vipassana.  There is so much to say.  So many things I thought of as I sat, my mouth silent … Continue reading

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Post-Vipassana notes

Late July, 2010 Dear mum and dad Hi!  I have so much to share with you.  I spent ten hard days of hard work: 4:00 am wake-up and 9;00 pm to bed with 10 hours of meditation in between, meals, … 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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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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here we are

October 21, 2009 Jonathan Hi.  How are you this day?  Let’s see…..  What can I speak of?  Today was a beautiful beautiful day – I got my Hebrew test back and did well on it.  And then spent some time … 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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My first Grad school paper “Painting Abram an Honorable Man”

Jewish Thought and Literature October 9, 2009 The Genesis Apocrypha: Painting Abram an Honorable Man While the two accounts of the wife/sister stories of Abraham and Sarah found in Genesis (Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20) at first appear to be two … Continue reading

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