Author Archives: Stacy

State of the Chaplaincy 2015

Here is this year’s State of the Chaplaincy Newsletter. It includes an essay from alum The Rev. Ben Varnum (AB 2006, MDiv 2010) and a reflection on sexuality and prayer from our chaplain, the Rev. Stacy Alan. Plus great photos … Continue reading

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Nina (Meigs) Bennett: Sermon for Yom Kippur

Our job today is to be present and live with our vulnerability; but we don’t have to do it alone. The liturgy creates the space, gives us the words, keeps us focused, and gives us company. Continue reading

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Sermon by Jay Stanton: “Constructing and Dismantling the Binary of Curse and Blessing”

We are overeager to call one thing a blessing and something else a curse . . . . We forget that both blessing and curse are gifts, Continue reading

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Sermon at the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Ben Varnum

The things that deacons are called to bring to our attention—poverty, disease, abuse, neglect—are unpleasant, painful, embarrassing, troublesome. We might even feel that to look at those things head-on will kill us. And we might even be right. Continue reading

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Sermon on the Woman at the Well – 3-27-11

“Give me a drink.” As soon as he opened his mouth I knew he was a Jew. His very accent was enough to tighten my shoulders. How dare he? Who did he think I was? Who did he think he was? Continue reading

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