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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As we gather for Lent 1, #WakeDiv窶冱 Jill Crainshaw writes, 窶弋his Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, we hear ancient Gospel words: 窶和nd immediately the Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness窶 (Mark 1). The wilderness is too real in our world窶琶n our hearts窶排ight now. May God have mercy on us as we seek our way.窶
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Read her poetic reflection now at the link in our profile. 沒キ by @gettyimages
窶弋he more I learn about compost, the more I see the image of God in it, proclaiming the work she does in the world. God as the ultimate recycler, the Divine Composter. Taking all that has been, all that we窶况e used, our best bits and our slimy bits, the ends of this and the pain of loss, the tantalizing crumbs of our joyful moments and the leftovers that we窶况e clung onto for too long. God takes all of that and says. 窶倪廾kay, great, let窶冱 see what we can do with it next!窶吮
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We are honored to have Rev. Anna Woofenden, founder of The Garden Church in San Pedro, California, join us this week. As aツ窶徘ractitioner-in-residence窶 at #WakeDiv, Rev. Woofendenツco-taught a weekend course with Rev. Heber Brown, and spoke in other classes around Christian vocation andツecological well-being.
Hey #WFU: all are invited to join #WakeDiv & the Chaplain's Office today for #AshWednesday: 11:45a at Wait Chapel or 12:45p on Manchester Plaza.  Opportunities available for Catholic Mass as well:  12noon in Davis Chapel or 5p in Wait Chapel.
A beautiful morning of music at #WakeDiv Community Worship!
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#SpiritualLife #Chapel #Jazz #Communion
2013 #WakeDiv graduate LaTonya McIver Penny is one of many graduates who serve bi-vocationally. She is a mother of two, pastor, founder of a non-profit advocating for the respectful and compassionate treatment of children with disabilities in churches, and oversees operations for a domestic violence agency shelter. In her ministry, Penny says, "I am helping people be their best selves and to empower women and men to love themselves."
Two sneak peek clips of students reading their devotional from the 窶彜houts and Whispers窶 Lenten meditation published last week! See link in our profile for more information.
A #WakeDiv New Testament course has published a Lenten devotional series with daily meditations covering topics like women's leadership roles in faith communities and the empowerment of the voices of those who are often silenced.
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Click link in our profile to get a sneak peek and listen to two students read their meditations, and find out how purchasing a copy supports students in financial need.
窶弋he spiritual well-being of a congregation is interdependent with the physical health of its members, which is reliant on access to nutritious food, clean water, and clear air. Preparing for ministry must include training in how to address the health crises that a congregation will face.窶 - @kvslice
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A past #WakeDiv Re:Generate Fellow explores the intricate connections between food, health, ecology, and faith, and highlights how seminaries like #WakeDiv offer vital educational and hands-on programming for professional and lay church leaders.
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Read more at LINK in our profile. 沒キ  by @jchriscarmichael
#WakeDiv - take the @wfucounselingcenter survey on mental & emotional well-being today! Why? Get free coffee 笘包ク & a chance for other prizes! The results will help with the development of new programs & resources! It窶冱 in your inbox. #WFUthrive
On Monday #WakeDiv窶冱 Office of Spiritual Life and student org Akoni hosted a Contemplative Walk for Racial Justice utilizing the ancient practice of #labyrinth meditation. It was one of a series of walks hosted this past year; others have focused on economic and prison #justice. #WFU
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沒キ by @carlygeis (MDiv 窶19)
"Those of us in elected office at any level could benefit from a further discussion of the practical pulls and tugs that are a part of our lives. The practice of a political vocation, based on a sound theology of political vocation, has rarely been more difficult, or more critical, than it is today."
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The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, recently wrote a review of "A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public Office" by #WakeDiv professor John Senior. Read more using our profile link.
Join us at #WakeDiv over the next week as we lift up racial justice & honor the legacy of #MLK:
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Thursday, Jan. 18, 11am, Davis Chapel (located in Wingate Hall), Dr. John Perkins will lead Community Worship.  Dr. Perkins has personally advised three U.S. presidents, participated in writing 14 books, and founded the internationally known organization and movement, the Christian Community Development Association.
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Monday, January 22, 1-5pm, Davis Chapel, Contemplative Walk for Justice utilizing a labyrinth to encourage social engagement. The labyrinth will be open and available for all to walk beginning at 1:00 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., a structured program that includes a drumming circle, singing, and readings will begin.
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Read more about these racial justice and communal reconciliation events via the LINK in our profile.