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Chris Alburger, MDiv '15

Meet The Trans Chaplain Helping LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome in Senior Care

July 16, 2018
Chris Alburger, MDiv '15, may very well be the first chaplain in America hired specifically for LGBTQ senior care. He is definitely the first-ever LGBTQ Chaplain Resident at Hebrew SeniorLife. Chris discusses his job, the impact he’s had on residents, and his advice for LGBTQ seniors making the move to assisted living.
Janet Gyatso

'Nothing Matters' Podcast Episode

July 11, 2018
The latest episode from the Ministry of Ideas podcast deals with religious and philosophical ideas of nothingness, and features Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso speaking about the Buddhist concept of shunyata.
Church with American flag

The "Star-Spangled Banner" in Church?

July 2, 2018
Professor Catherine Brekus notes that in the early 1800s, Methodists opposed Fourth of July celebrations on the grounds that they were not Christian.
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity

HDS Professor's Book Wins Catholic Press Association Award

June 21, 2018
Professor Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's book Ephesians won first place in the Scripture: Academic Studies category at the 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards. "This book presents a excellent study of Ephesians with a strong feminist perspective," the judges wrote.
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Our Practices Keep Our Commitments Alive

June 20, 2018
"If we are going to undo our formation in misogyny, in racism, in a Christianity warped by nationalism, it won’t be enough to think our way out of these ideologies...We will also have to practice our way out of them, deliberately," writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.