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“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Rev. Nathan Huguley, Student Success Office     I recently listened to a discussion on NPR about supernovae. Supernovae occur at the death of some stars when they use up their fuel supply of lighter elements like hydrogen and helium in their process of nuclear fusion. The gravitational...
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Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Mending

Lenten Blog Series by Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament & Director of MA(TS) Program     In Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick, the narrator, Ishmael, watched with interest the religious obligation of “Fasting and Humiliation” of his whaling companion Queequeg. While many might have viewed Queequeg’s rituals as strange and even comical, Ishmael did not....
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A Reflection on An Evening of Global Learning from Sungjoon Lee, a student of Korean D.Min. program

  Greetings in Christ! “An Evening of Global Learning” was one of the most memorable events of my life. Thankfully, it was even more meaningful to me that I was able to participate in the process of preparing the event. With the encouragement of Professor John Park, I gladly started the preparation for the event....
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Cuba Through CBTS 2017-Cohort Eyes

  by Timothy Bonner, 2017 D.Min. Cohort Scholar We DMin students knew we would see plenty of 1950s American cars, but we weren’t sure what else to expect. We found Cuba to be full of surprises.  First was the amount of horse traffic there is, both in the city and the rural areas.  Also, a...
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Conflict: Bring it on!

Reflection from 2017 Central Alum Elizabeth Buckner, Pastor of Dearborn Christian Church, Dearborn, Missouri, who participated in the Buttry Center Training for Conflict Transformation Trainers this summer at Central. I have never loved conflict. I have never been one to seek it out, and I definitely have never been one to welcome conflict with open...
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What Is Ministry?

A Reflection from Nathan Huguley, Office of Student Success What is “ministry?” I’ve been struggling with this question for a number of years now. Traditionally, we might understand ministry to be essentially pastoral. A woman or man is called by a church or assigned there by an ecclesiastical authority to be the pastor, the spiritual...
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Reflections from the Baptist-Muslim Dialogue Event

On April 16-19, Mary Ann and I attended the Third North American Baptist-Muslim Dialogue at the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wisconsin. What and why is that?  A little backstory is needed.     On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim scholars and other leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating...
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In the darkest and quietest time, God speaks.

In the darkest and quietest time, God speaks. It was a dark time for me as my longtime dream was about to fall apart. I always dreamed of being with you (Medicine) and working by your side. Unfortunately, we had some irreconcilable differences. I had to let you go; but I was afraid. I was...
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Is It Ok to Curse the Darkness?

Central Seminary Faculty Devotion 9 January 2018 By Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament, Director of Online Curriculum Design and Director of MA(TS)   As usual, my faculty devotion comes at the beginning of the new year and the start of the new semester/term. I usually try to share a reflection that relates to new...
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“Where is my neighbor?” Confessions of a Country Boy

By Dr. Terry Rosell, Professor of Pastoral Theology--Ethics & Ministry Praxis   READING:  Luke 10:25-37 (NIV) 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord...
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