The Rev. Daniel A. Smith, MDiv '99, Senior Minister at First Church in Cambridge, and Lecturer on Ministry Studies (HDS), delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on December 3, 2019.... Read more about Changing Our Landscape
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray felt called to Arizona at a time when the state was ground zero for the controversy on immigration that today dominates the headlines.... Read more about A Powerful Form of Love
In Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, the title character agonizes over a dreadful thought as he nears the end of his life: “What if my entire life, my entire conscious life, was not the real thing?” Scotty McLennan asks his students to ponder the same question before they start their careers as global entrepreneurs and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.... Read more about What Makes Life Real
Sheila Glenn wasn't always "the Rev. Sheila Glenn." As a young adult, the pastor from New York City got swept up in the drug culture and was an addict for many years before making the choice to seek treatment. That choice led her back to church, to college, and eventually to Harvard Divinity School, where, in the sermon that won her the 2008 Billings Preaching Prize, she reflected on what it took to get sober and sane.
“I’ve spent time in the Republic of Armenia, and in ‘Western Armenia’ (now Eastern Turkey). A lot of our churches have been desecrated and destroyed, and those of us who are fortunate to survive have a responsibility not only to know what we’ve lost, but to know that what we have inherited is valuable.”—Julia Hintlian, MTS ′18 and Harvard PhD Candidate... Read more about Humans of HDS: Formations of My Identity