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The Politics of Safe Space

safe space symbolThis week at my seminary was LGBT Week.  It’s a 10-year-old tradition that has brought a lot of good to our campus, raising awareness and creating a space in which people can talk and share ideas.  I’m proud of my seminary for being open to the possibilities that this week can provide.

I was gone to the AAR annual meeting at the beginning of the week, but when I arrived at work on Wednesday morning, I was greeted by stickers that had been applied to both of the front doors of the library building, declaring the entire building a safe space.  You can click on the image to the right to see the entire text.

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Thinking about Friendship

Like many seminarians coming to the end of their studies, I’ve been reevaluating a lot of areas of my life.  What will I study next?  Where will I live?  Should I move from my current apartment or stay for a year as I prepare to apply for doctoral programs?  Is there a current call on my life?  But among the complex issues that have been coming up again and again as of late, the topic of friendship has been at the fore.

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