MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon

Didn't See That Coming

March 6, 2019

MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon recounts her shattering experience of hitting and killing an 18-year-old on a California highway. The incident has led her to devote her time to developing a “crash ministry” that includes trying to foster reconciliation, as possible, between drivers and the loved ones of those who have died.

Melissa Lago

What Does It Mean to be Awake?

June 5, 2018

The following talk was given on April 28, 2018, by new HDS graduate Melissa Lago at the Bilbao International Literature Festival. This year’s theme was, “Return to nature, a literary utopia,” which sought to pay tribute to Henry David Thoreau and to propose a new way of living based on his work. Melissa’s talk was part of a program to celebrate the translation of Terry Tempest Williams’s book, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, into Spanish.... Read more about What Does It Mean to be Awake?


Video: The Spacetime of Dreams

March 5, 2018

This talk examines the higher-dimensional time theories of the British aviator and writer John Dunne. Dunne developed a theory of time in which human beings transcended time and space in dreams. His views reverberated throughout popular culture in Europe and America, inspiring writers—including the British broadcaster and novelist J.B. Priestley, H.G. Wells, and Christian writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—seeking ways of transcending the terrors of the world wars or triumphing over suffering and death.

Orlando: A Lament

Orlando: A Lament

June 15, 2016

Professor Mark D. Jordan writes about mourning in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.