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Deliverance

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Triage|Tags: |

Whenever imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy is threatened the dominant culture hunts Black bodies. There is something about losing a firm grip on power and privilege that taps into a primal fear that often manifests as rage directed toward marginalized people. The global pandemic known as Covid-19 seems to be threatening the stability of every power structure. Economics, education, politics [...]

Radical Good

April 9th, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Triage|Tags: |

No theologian of any reputation would dare to tackle the entirety of evil or theodicy and yet we know the first task of theology is to critique the revise the language of the church. This includes not only the language of uttered speech but also the language of radical involvement in the world.[1] To that end, we will engage [...]

Virtual Prayer Pop-Up, Wednesday, April 8 from 12:00-12:15 p.m.

April 8th, 2020|Categories: Events, Spiritual Triage|Tags: , , |

Please join Dr. Edward Donalson, Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, Willie Heard, Liturgy and Worship Student Worker, and Carolyn Dougherty and gather for a Virtual Prayer Pop-Up to support one another and prayerfully navigate these turbulent and changing times. The next pop-up is Wednesday, April 8th from 12:00 - 12:15 pm. Join Zoom Meeting: https://seattleu.zoom.us/j/4918527623 Meeting ID: 491 [...]

Can I Get a Witness?

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Triage|

Transitions are opportunities to let go of what was and embrace a preferable future.  We find ourselves in a sea of transition at this moment in history, the likes of which most of us have not experienced before.  Even for those among us old enough to have lived through war and other pandemics, the 24-hour news cycle, social media, [...]

A Message to the Church

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Triage|Tags: |

The Church is not now, nor has it ever been a monolith. Church shows up in various expressions and manifestations of the Universal mystical body of followers of the teachings of Jesus. The current global crisis provides us with an opportunity to see, experience, interrogate, and innovate the many ways of being Church in the world. At its best, [...]

The Humor That the Human Spirit Generates – Submission by Mark S. Markuly, PhD

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Spiritual Triage|

The internet is already starting to demonstrate some of the humor that the human spirit generates in times of greatest trial. Some of my favorite from the stream of messages sent to me today: "I've yet to decide where to spend my spring break. I'm torn between my living room or my bedroom." "Today's Drink Specialty: The 'Quarantini' – it's [...]

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