Author Archives: Stacy

Bearing Much Fruit: Women in Ordained Christian Leadership

This is an essay Stacy wrote to be included in the appendix of the Da Vinci Code-like thriller, Deborah’s Number: A Bank Heist Mitzvah, by Ezra Barany, along with other essays about women in Islam and Judaism. I knew I … Continue reading

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Men’s Group: “Objects of Desire”?

What is the line between fervent passion and callous objectification? We have no idea. Well, we have three ideas. We need more. Come help us navigate what it means to be a man in the era of #MeToo. (This is … Continue reading

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Advent 3 (2017) Sermon by Kyle Rader

The power of prayer is the power to transform whatever we experience. It will exalt the humble and meek and–eventually–cast the mighty from their thrones, so that they too may be truly lifted up. It fills the hungry with good things, and sends the rich empty away–so that they might hunger and be filled. Continue reading

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State of the Chaplaincy 2017: “It is God who gives the growth”

“I heard conversations at Brent House that resembled those I was having in UChicago classrooms—passionate, knowledgeable, and conscious of the realities in which we lived.” Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

It’s hard, not just because, as human beings, we are supposed to feel compassion. It’s hard because I, like the disciples, have already made a commitment. I already told Jesus I’d follow him. At this point neutrality and ignorance and apathy are not options. Jesus has already told me that he is to be found in those who suffer. But all I can do is close my eyes. Continue reading

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