Dr. Matthew R. Sayers, professor of religion, recently completed a series of blogs on Vocation Matters, a blog hosted by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). In the four-post series, he discusses the challenges of seeking truth and understanding in contemporary American culture by focusing on themes of history, diversity, truth, and empathy.
Posts tagged ‘Religion’
Rev. Carolyn Gillette ’82, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, was interviewed after writing a hymn in honor of the 26 people killed at the First Baptist Church in Texas. The article, “From Texas shootings to hurricanes, Overbrook pastor turns news into hymns,” notes that Rev. Gillette, a religion major, has written more than 300 hymns in response to gun violence, natural disasters, and other topics, including a piece commissioned by Bishop Peggy Johnson ’75, and honorary LVC trustee and Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of religion and faculty mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program, was interviewed regarding the opening of Washington, D.C.’s newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Dr. Robbins expressed concerns, including that “They seem to be excluding a great deal of diversity that makes early history much more interesting than the mythologized version of history.”
The Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller ’77, religion, recently was elected as the settled pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waynesboro. He previously served for 14 years as executive director of the Hartman Center, a camp, conference, and retreat center of the Penn Central Conference of the UCC in Milroy.