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“Or Should I Reprogram the Programming and Get Down?”: A Lesson from Janelle Monaé (A Seminarian’s Perspective)

Kyra BrownKyra Brown is a native of East Palo Alto, California and a first-generation college student.  She is pursuing her Master’s of Divinity, with an emphasis in Social Justice from Howard University.  Her ultimate goal is to work with the oppressed, and advocate for community-restoring justice and equality in both ecclesiastical and political realms.  She is a lover of art (dance, music, murals, poetry etc.), and seeks to integrate it into her healing work in the world.

[Kyra’s use of Hip Hop, faith, and God take us on a lyrical journey full of insight and wit. Check it out below!] Continue reading

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When “Feet” just mean Feet

karen slappeyKaren Slappey is a seminarian, beer snob, tipper of sacred cows, and that blue dot in the midst of the political red sea that is North Georgia.  She is a mother and wife.  Campfire is her favorite smell, and she thinks Jesus probably looked like Sayid from Lost.  She has aspirations to live in a yurt and raise chickens. She is pursuing ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

[If you can’t tell from her bio, Karen is a fun, witty gal whose time in seminary has given her much comedic material to use in her non-existent standup comedy routine. Below is a glimpse into the funniness of pursuing God in Seminary.] Continue reading

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