Tag: Duke Divinity School

A Woman’s Place is in the … Pulpit?

Editor’s Note: This post was inspired by the recent Upper Room Books blog article, “A Woman’s Place is in the … Pulpit?” and the just-released book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments, and the Healing Power of Humor  

Leaning Into Our Lament

Friends, Fred and I had a wonderful time time at SOULfeast. We walked, prayed, worshiped, attended thoughtful sessions on cultivating spirituality and practices, and–our souls were fed! Last week, I had the honor of serving as the Monday night preacher, which meant that I was 

A Chaplain Goes to India

A Chaplain Goes to India

This essay was published in July edition of Saathee Magazine. It is available in print at your local Indian/South Asian grocery stores. Finding God in Unexpected Places By J. Dana Trent, MDiv India has an age-old system of monkey versus human. Monkeys perched on market street 

A Student of Memoirs

On any given afternoon, I can be found flipping furiously through writers’ memoirs. Libraries, used book stores, and friends’ bookshelves feed my addiction. But before I can open my soul to a writer’s heart, my fingers must feverishly turn to the memoir’s copyright page. From there, 

Leaving Duke

Today is the first day of my full-time freelance writing career. My near decade of study and work at Duke University equipped me for this decision. Empowered by faculty and staff, Duke afforded me invaluable opportunities and preparation for this journey. Since arriving at Duke (age