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The 15th Day of September

AllysonAllyson was born into a family of seminarians; her grandfather, father, and mother are all seminary trained pastors in the Holiness denomination. Church, however, was never a place of worship for her — it was “go to work with your parents” every week. Filled with rebellion and theological questions, Allyson finally found her way to seminary — but entered with anger and resentment towards God for sending her. It was her time in seminary where she used her pain and passion about sexuality to develop a loving relationship with God. 

[*warning: this blog post discusses topics that may serve as triggers for some people. Please read with caution*]

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Five Dollars and a Little Light

Sam WhiteSam White is a young preacher and worship leader who is optimistic about the future of God’s people. He is a 2nd year M.Div. student at Candler School of Theology. Sam has a Bachelor in Communication Sciences from the University of Alabama and hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

[Learn how Sam’s grandmother’s secret gift of $5 inspired him to push through tough times and let his light oh-so-shine!]

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Truth & Lies: A Seminarian’s Experience With Bullying

V. WrightVerdell is an excited young preacher, a passionate scholar, and a social media nut. An alum of Howard University School of Divinity and a current student at Wesley Theological Seminary, he wants to use his research to create change in the lives of those around him. Verdell currently serves as the Youth Director for Lanham United Methodist Church in Lanham, MD. He also helps churches get their social media ministries off of the ground. You can find him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verdellanthony) or Twitter (@vee_wright).

[Below is his story about how childhood bullying impacted him throughout his adult life. It was a chance encounter in seminary that made Superman finally take off the superhero cape. Read his story below.] Continue reading

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