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“How Deconstructing My Beliefs Has Made Me a Better Faith Leader:” An Interview with Sarah Berge

By | on 14, Jun 2019 |   Chaplaincy ministry leadership Formation Voice Beliefs Deconstruction

Sarah Berge '19 is a recent graduate of United hoping to work in chaplaincy. Her background is in systems and family counseling, with a focus on incarcerated populations and restorative justice. Sarah[...]

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Why Now is the Time for the Religious Left to Pursue Faith Leadership Positions

By | on 16, May 2019 |   social justice ministry social transformation Voice Vocation Discernment New Students Progressive Christianity

Who gets to claim religious values? In recent debates about Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigeig, Franklin Graham ridiculed the religious left: “Using new terms like ‘Progressive Christianit[...]

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The #Endgame: Taking Church to Church

By | on 10, May 2019 |   Pop Culture Voice Church Community Liturgy Worship Cinema

The late afternoon matinee was packed full of middle and high schoolers buzzing with one obsession at the moment: Avengers: Endgame. Only ten minutes before show-time, I wandered around with my young [...]

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Why Being Marginalized Makes You a Better Faith Leader

By | on 09, May 2019 |   Voice Vocation New Students Marginalization

Being marginalized is often framed as a deficit, but when it comes to being a faith leader, experiences of marginalization can prove to be an asset, as can be attested by many in congregations around [...]

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Why You Should Consider a Christian Seminary -- Even If You’re Not a Christian

By | on 26, Apr 2019 |   Theology interfaith social transformation Voice Vocation

As a queer, Jewish artist, when I told my friends and family that I would studying at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, many were confused. “So like, are you becoming a priest?” some wou[...]

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Response to the Fire at Notre Dame from Professor, and Resident Medievalist, Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman

By | on 16, Apr 2019 |   news united faculty interfaith Voice Church History

 

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