Seminarians

Church School News: Valentine Hearts, Lent and the Great Easter Egg Hunt

By Westley Conn

Spring Term has been an exciting time for the Church School for Children. We began with a family Valentine’s Day party, which included decorating sugar cookies and, with the creative assistance of Ann Lawson, we were able to make one-of-a-kind cards for our Valentines. This was a wonderful welcome-back from our long winter break. 

Palm Sunday Children's Message

Text from Church School Director Wes Conn's Children's Message for Palm Sunday

Today is a special day in the Church. What is so special about today? (Palm Sunday: the day Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem and people cheered and called him a king.) This story is the beginning of what is called Holy Week, a time when we remember Jesus’ last days and the love he has for each of us...

Seminarian Voices: Being the Church

By Patrick Jackson MDiv II

Matthew 25:34-40 says

34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 

Seminarian Voices: To the Edge of the Margin and Back

By Danny Ballon MTS II

Expanding the Boundaries of Christian Inclusivity 

On the weekend of September 27, 2015, the Memorial Church at Harvard was blessed to host the illustrious Rev. Dr. Yvette A. Flunder, Founder and Senior Pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California, and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries. Bishop Flunder is a dynamic preacher and captivating storyteller — as anyone who listened to her Sunday morning sermon can attest to.

Seminarian Voices: Making Meaning

By Westley Conn MDiv II

This summer, I had the pleasure of serving as Seminarian at Fourth Presbyterian Church in South Boston. In addition to preaching and leading mid-week worship services, I took part in regular Bible studies. One particular topic was King’s Solomon’s dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8: 4–26). The text begins with a vivid description of the priests bringing the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple and ends with Solomon’s prayer for the Temple.

Seminarian Voices: Capitalism, Character, and Harvard's View from Below

By Adam Vander Tuig MDiv III

As with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Harvard Campaign’s moments of highest drama have also centered upon a man’s extravagant remarks, at his view from above, buoyed by his incomprehensible wealth. “I’m really rich,” conveys both campaigns, on repeat, as if neither can help but express much otherwise.