Students brought their dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs to the St. Francis Pet Blessing Friday morning on the tree shaded lawn of the inner campus. The Rev. Micah Jackson blesses middler MDiv Karen's friend, Sadie.
Photo credit: Laura Callender
Haiku for you by Christine Havens, MAR junior:
MDiv Middler, TJ Freeman from the Diocese of Indianapolis has been appointed to the Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations of The General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Congratulations, TJ!
Thanks to all of the alums who came home for the 2012 Blandy Lectures!
If you missed being here for our Blandy Lecture series, you can view Carol Howard Merritt's lectures HERE.
The final numbers for the Fall 2012 Phonathon are in! The total raised was $45,000, which is a new record for Southwest.
Thank you to the friends and alumni/ae of the seminary for your continued support. If you were unable to participate in the Phonathon drive, it's not too late! Please feel free to visit ssw.edu/donations to make a gift.
One of the many ways Southwest is a special place: tonight is Childcare Orientation and Parents Night Out.
Parents, have a great time!
Photo credit: R. Chambers, current MDiv student.
Last week I gave some lectures in Lubbock, Texas, and along the way I made this remark about the state of the Episcopal Church. Tell me what you think:
To really begin to assess the current problems in the Episcopal Church, I think we would have to go back to the founding of the American Church, and note the way that it mirrored the American democratic experiment in isolation from the broader body of churches. Recall that isolationism was one of the key values of Washington’s farewell address.