Spirituality

Journaling my PhD: Divine Illumination

This is part two in a journal series by Rachel Davies about her theological studies at the University of Duham in England.

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My first term at Durham is winding to a close, so as they say here in England, I thought I’d “have a go” at another journal entry. Thank you for the many encouraging responses to my first piece.

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Journaling my PhD: The Reason I’ve Begun

I begin this series with some hesitation—unsure, even, if it will be a series. Bonnie Dwyer has suggested and requested it.  I hesitate from fear that chronicling my spiritual and intellectual journey down the path of PhD studies may turn into a narcissistic enterprise. I suppose I’m also afraid that no one will be interested.

But maybe, with grace, these journals can be useful to someone. To understand why I’m doing what I am, it’s necessary to speak openly about my background.

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Praying for America: Massachusetts

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 12, 2012).

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Praying for America: Kentucky

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 10, 2012).

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Praying for America: Iowa

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 9, 2012).

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Praying for America: Georgia

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 7, 2012).

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Praying for America: Connecticut

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 5, 2012). Churches of all kinds across the nation are currently engaged in a month-long "journey of prayer" for America, and Dr. Tonstad has chosen to participate in this way. We will be sharing a handful of his prayer blog posts throughout the month of October.

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Praying for America: Arizona and Arkansas

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted October 2, 2012).

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Praying for America

The following has been adapted, with permission, from the blog of Sigve Tonstad (originally posted September 30, 2012).

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Emergent Species: Pioneer Christians

Where I live near the Rio Grande, ecosystems of desert, river, mountains, and urban mixes of concrete and lawn meet together—portraits of conflict, coordination, creativity and change.

Change, life’s only constant, is stirring and shaking our churches. And not just Seventh-day Adventist congregations. Denominations across the Christian faith (and perhaps also across Judaism and other religious traditions) are undergoing a more than the “normal” dose of disruption.

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