The Seed Plot: A Guide for Seminary

The Seed Plot: A Guide for Seminary

Seminary is a strange old word – like covenant and propitiation and other theological words – they are strange until you dig down to find the roots of the words, which are often simple images. Seminarium for example is Latin for “seed plot.” And that is a great way to summarize what seminary has felt like to me. Coming into seminary, […]

By R.J. March on July 27, 2017

Belonging and Believing: University Ministry in Prague

Belonging and Believing: University Ministry in Prague

A note from the editor: The following article is part of a Gutenberg College initiative involving six sophomore students who researched and wrote on Serge’s work around the world. Your college years. What did those look like? Maybe you were the social type—college was an avenue for you to enjoy your life and meet new […]

By Elyse Baker on July 25, 2017

The Legacy of Babel: How Learning a Language is Learning to Love

The Legacy of Babel: How Learning a Language is Learning to Love

Imagining the Tower of Babel is perhaps easier for citizens of the United States than citizens of any other country. Think about it: We are one of the world’s largest countries with a single, dominant language that is spoken around the world. It seems easy enough for us to imagine everyone speaking the same language […]

By R.J. March on July 21, 2017

Hope for the “Bottom Billion”

Hope for the “Bottom Billion”

Once again I’m in the unsettled place of straddling two very different worlds. I leave Burundi this month for six months of home assignment in America, and as I finish reading a stack of interesting books, I’m left with two: Margin and Bottom Billion. I realized the irony the other day as I was alternating between […]

By Alyssa Pfister on July 05, 2017