Wake Forest Divinity

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An ecumenical theological school equipping religious leaders for justice, reconciliation & compassion in church & community. #wakediv


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A bit of glisten to help make finals week brighter. Nearly 14” of snow blanketed the region earlier this week. Photos from @wakeforestphoto.
This is compassion. Austin Carty (MDiv '15), pastor of First Baptist Church of Corbin in Kentucky, is leading efforts through "White Flag Nights" for the church to offer shelter from the cold to those in need by providing a warm meal and vouchers for a room at a local hotel. The ministry now also has a licensed social worker present for case management and resource. In 2017, over 180 people utilized services of the White Flag Ministry, 1,112 meals were served and approximately 900 room vouchers were handed out. The ministry has gained national attention having been featured on @weatherchannel. #wakewill
This is leadership. A man of faith, James Dunn wasn’t afraid to defend American values of religious liberty, church-state separation for all. He was an original faculty member of #WakeDiv in 1999. His classes, counsel and courage were indispensable. We miss him, a powerful teacher and inspirational mentor who had an unrivaled ingenuity and comedic wit. His legacy and work lives on with the Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies & the laws, policies, and people he helped to shape. #wakewill
🎩🎄 Deac the halls with black and gold. Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!
This is leadership. First female pastor at First Baptist Church on Fifth in #wsnc, Emily Hull McGee (MDiv ’09) is highly respected proponent of responsible pastoral leadership in a divisive era. She is currently guiding the church’s physical renovation, but more concerned with spiritual renewal. #wakewill #WakeDiv
In its third season, the "Heart of the Enneagram" podcast - hosted by #WakeDiv's Christopher Copeland and Enneagram teacher Sandra Smith - creatively inspires and takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. It has already received over 95,000 downloads and reached audiences in over 85 countries. Start listening today! See 🔗 in profile.
Applying or thinking of applying for fall 2019? 4 days left to complete your application to #WakeDiv’s Master of Divinity program and save $75. Take advantage of No App Fee November before time runs out on Friday, November 30!
Psst! If you're not able to take advantage of No App Fee November, complete your application by our January 15, 2019 priority deadline so that you can still be considered for scholarships up to full-tuition + $7,500 living stipend.
In response to the announcement about @btsr4u closing in June 2019, #WakeDiv third-year student @blacksheepbaptist expresses gratitude for its impact on the future of Baptist life and beyond. "Their foundational work reminds us of the responsibility to meet the spiritual needs of our communities in the most authentic and meaningful ways possible. BTSR came to represent a place where diversity, not sameness, is cultivated in the hope of enriching all involved." What inspiration for initiatives like our Baptist Commons!
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A moving #WakeDiv Community Worship service today with The Rev. Carter Heyward, one of the Philadelphia 11, a group of women who were the first women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church on July 29, 1974, two years before General Convention affirmed and explicitly authorized the ordination of women to the priesthood.
"You have a right and responsibility to put an end to the injustices that others embody through racism, violence, oppression, and cruelty, but not to harm each other," she proclaimed. "Compassion is a moral commitment of radical love, living as fully as possible and suffering alongside others. We are all siblings with a common birthright to be loved and a common sensibility to be loved by one another."
Then two of our students sang "I Choose Love", a song composed by Mark A. Miller after the violent events at Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. in Charleston. #justice #reconciliation #compassion
Come and see #wakediv tomorrow at 11 right here on Instagram Live! Bring your questions. (Bonus: 2 tour guides for the price of 1!)
Next week on Thurs. 11/15, The Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward - 1 of 11 women first ordained in The Episcopal Church in 1974 despite the Church’s refusal to officially sanction the women's ordination - will lead #WakeDiv worship & lecture. Both are open to the public. Details at divinity.wfu.edu.
Join #WFU on Thurs. Nov. 15 as @presidenthatch converses with @npr @onbeing radio show host Krista Tippett. She’ll discuss her experiences and work exploring the ancient and enduring human questions that gave rise to our spiritual traditions.