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Teaching Jesus’ Nonviolent Way in Myanmar

By Ruth Rosell, Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence   Recently my husband Terry and I, along with our son Nehemiah, were in Myanmar, teaching the class “Transforming Society and Conflict in Ministry” for the joint Central Seminary/Myanmar Institute of Theology Doctor of Ministry program.  Those taking this class included pastors, denominational...
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That Old Gang of Mine - Ron DeVore, MDiv 2008

The recent Disciples of Christ General Assembly was its usual combination of joys and challenges, just like real life.  Being profoundly lazy, I like easy joys like good preaching, interesting workshops, useful vendors and reconnecting with old friends.  I like these things so much, I’m willing to scale the challenges represented by the thousands of...
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Lifetime Connections - Ron Stair, MDiv 2008

When you take classes together, work on projects together, worship together in chapel, and eat meals together once a week, you build a special bond with you classmates, so it is always heartwarming to cross paths with them years later.  That's what happened when I attended the Disciples' General Assembly in Des Moines.  A group of...
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Alum-Professor Connections Flourish Beyond Seminary

A Reflection from Central Alum Jake Taylor, Pastor of Maywood Baptist in Independence, Missouri     In my undergrad at a large university, I never made a connection with a professor that extended beyond the classroom. Central Seminary was different. The small classes, deep subject matter, and professors who valued the callings of their students...
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Our Unending Relationship To Time

  Lenten Series Blog   A Lenten Reflection from Stephen Guinn, Central Seminary Associate Dean for instructional support and Student Success   Outside of work, family consumes the remaining hours of a weekday and the whole of the weekend.  The question of time always centers around the family.  Who will take this child there?  Does the...
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We Repent

  Lenten Blog Series   A Lenten Reflection from Dr. Sheryl Stewart, Central Seminary Director of Language Development and Curriculum Implementation In this season that Jesus took on the pain of humanity, it is appropriate that we take some time to sit with pain, embodying the pain of the evil that has been allowed to grow...
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Teaching Jesus’ Nonviolent Way in Myanmar

'=   A Reflection from Dr. Ruth Lofgren Rosell, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology-Pastoral Care and Counseling   Recently my husband Terry and I, along with our son Nehemiah, were in Myanmar, teaching the class “Transforming Society and Conflict in Ministry” for the joint Central Seminary/Myanmar Institute of Theology Doctor of Ministry program.  Those taking...
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Tell the Story - Luke 9:28-36

  Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter, Central Seminary Director of Contextualized Learning and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology   One of the themes in the gospel of Luke is the importance of storytelling as a way to share historic events, build community, and affirm God’s presence and commitment to...
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My Lenten Fail

  Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Rev. Jessica Williams, Central Seminary Registrar and International Students Officer At the start of 2019 I made a New Year’s Resolution to try to reduce the amount of plastic I use, especially single-use plastic.  I started bringing cloth napkins and silverware to work to eat my lunch,...
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How Shall We Pray?

Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Dr. Sheryl Stewart, Central Seminary Director of Language Development and Curriculum Implementation     How shall we pray? For ourselves. Why? As we pray for ourselves, we become more able to pray for others. “Make me an instrument of thy peace,” the famous prayer of St. Francis, asks that...
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