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Hi, My Name Is…

Our University Ministries department hosts a weekly chapel service for the faculty, staff and students. On the days that communion will be served, everyone is encouraged to wear a name tag. This is so the servers can refer to each person by name as they receive the elements. For today’s Ash Wednesday service, the name tags were out – so we could each be referred to by name as ashes were placed upon our foreheads. A few minutes into the message, I noticed something. The campus pastor was wearing a name tag. Most people who attend chapel are regulars; and Read More

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The Dreamer’s Toolbox

For years, I’ve been drawn to the story of Joseph (told in Genesis 37, 39-46) because he was a Dreamer. I was recently re-reading his story in preparation for writing a theological reflection, and was reminded of some important points. So I’d like to share with you four things that should be in every Dreamer’s toolbox: Endurance. Even in the lowest points of his life, Joseph ended up in positions of leadership. Little did he know, this was preparing him for something greater. Instead of being upset that we aren’t where we think we should be in life, we should Read More