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Library Corner

21821470LC/userimages/connectingcommunity/icons/Lib%20survey%20monkey.jpgSummer in the Library

 

The Library will be open this summer for your reading and research pleasure. When classes are not on campus our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. When classes are on campus we will be open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

 

Thanks so much!

Your Favorite Librarians: Sandy, Amanda, Joshua, Kyle, and Lucy

 

 

Summer in the Library

 

The Library will be open this summer for your reading and research pleasure. When classes are not on campus our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. When classes are on campus we will be open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

 

Thanks so much!

Your Favorite Librarians: Sandy, Amanda, Joshua, Kyle, and Lucy

 

 


        

Seminary Snapshots

21821490CM Community as Kaleidescope

 

A few weeks ago in chapel, the cover of the bulletin was a kaleidoscope image of the stained glass window in Meinders Chapel. 


I can recall playing with kaleidoscopes when I was a young child.  I would point it at different objects to see how the object became distorted and yet still seemed somehow beautiful.  I imagine the last few weeks of your life as a seminary student have been a kaleidoscope of images.


The way our life appears at a particular times really does depend upon the lens we're looking through, doesn't it?  We can have a high-level view where we realize the place we're at is really just one step in many to a larger goal.  Some days the goal is at hand.  The life of the seminary has reflected this variance this past week.


Tuesday the Phillips community celebrated the achievements of students at our annual Awards Luncheon.  I loved hearing the stories of how students had challenged material and assimilated the new knowledge within their own contexts. Professors shared what they had learned from their classes.  Even better was the shared joy of the students in how you celebrated one another!


I also saw the change in the faces of students as they completed paper deadlines, that one last day of class, and satisfaction at having made another semester.  My favorite image is a couple of soon-to-be graduates lounging on a couch Tuesday waiting to attend their last class.


A community is a kaleidoscope of images of life caught at different times — struggle or challenge, peace, sorrow, celebration — a myriad of images.  In all reality we are constantly in transition.  We need each other in the movement.  I'm going to miss those graduating students — you have given so much to Phillips!

President Gary Peluso Verdend offered a homily Tuesday about the hope each student brings to the community, not only at Phillips but in the places each of you serve.  As you enter into summer, graduation, and continued ministry service, may you realize that within your life the filter others look at you through is hope.  And it is beautiful. Creator bless and keep you!

 

Community as Kaleidescope

 

A few weeks ago in chapel, the cover of the bulletin was a kaleidoscope image of the stained glass window in Meinders Chapel. 


I can recall playing with kaleidoscopes when I was a young child.  I would point it at different objects to see how the object became distorted and yet still seemed somehow beautiful.  I imagine the last few weeks of your life as a seminary student have been a kaleidoscope of images.


The way our life appears at a particular times really does depend upon the lens we're looking through, doesn't it?  We can have a high-level view where we realize the place we're at is really just one step in many to a larger goal.  Some days the goal is at hand.  The life of the seminary has reflected this variance this past week.


Tuesday the Phillips community celebrated the achievements of students at our annual Awards Luncheon.  I loved hearing the stories of how students had challenged material and assimilated the new knowledge within their own contexts. Professors shared what they had learned from their classes.  Even better was the shared joy of the students in how you celebrated one another!


I also saw the change in the faces of students as they completed paper deadlines, that one last day of class, and satisfaction at having made another semester.  My favorite image is a couple of soon-to-be graduates lounging on a couch Tuesday waiting to attend their last class.


A community is a kaleidoscope of images of life caught at different times — struggle or challenge, peace, sorrow, celebration — a myriad of images.  In all reality we are constantly in transition.  We need each other in the movement.  I'm going to miss those graduating students — you have given so much to Phillips!

President Gary Peluso Verdend offered a homily Tuesday about the hope each student brings to the community, not only at Phillips but in the places each of you serve.  As you enter into summer, graduation, and continued ministry service, may you realize that within your life the filter others look at you through is hope.  And it is beautiful. Creator bless and keep you!

 


        

Community Announcements

21821450A Graduation & Awards Luncheon Photos Online!

 

Graduation & Awards Luncheon pictures can be accessed at the following link

https://ptstulsa.smugmug.com/

 

The password is:  2016seminary (no space, all lowercase)

 

As well, here is the Livestream link to watch the Awards Luncheon:  

 

http://livestream.com/accounts/19347394/aal/videos/122507456

 

Graduation & Awards Luncheon Photos Online!

 

Graduation & Awards Luncheon pictures can be accessed at the following link

https://ptstulsa.smugmug.com/

 

The password is:  2016seminary (no space, all lowercase)

 

As well, here is the Livestream link to watch the Awards Luncheon:  

 

http://livestream.com/accounts/19347394/aal/videos/122507456

 


21821461A Shoulder to Shoulder: Deadline Approaching

 

Emerging leaders interested in ending anti-Muslim sentiment in their communities are invited to join an interfaith effort titled "Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values."

 

Shoulder to Shoulder will host its third annual Emerging Religious Leaders Seminar at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America in Chicago on Sept. 1-5.

 

 Participants will learn about the breadth and depth of the American Muslim community; explore the nature of discrimination against American Muslims, South Asians, Sikhs and Arabs in the U.S.; discuss the nature of U.S. pluralism and interreligious cooperation; and build skills for leading community change regarding the issue of religious discrimination.

 

Participants also may attend the film festival, photography and art exhibits, Qira’at competition (recitations of the Qur’an), interfaith banquet, bazaar, entertainment sessions, meet the author events, and more.

  

Applications are due on May 27. For more information, view

http://www.shouldertoshouldercampaign.org/2016/04/18/applications-now-open-emerging-religious-leaders-seminar-2016/

Shoulder to Shoulder: Deadline Approaching

 

Emerging leaders interested in ending anti-Muslim sentiment in their communities are invited to join an interfaith effort titled "Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values."

 

Shoulder to Shoulder will host its third annual Emerging Religious Leaders Seminar at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America in Chicago on Sept. 1-5.

 

 Participants will learn about the breadth and depth of the American Muslim community; explore the nature of discrimination against American Muslims, South Asians, Sikhs and Arabs in the U.S.; discuss the nature of U.S. pluralism and interreligious cooperation; and build skills for leading community change regarding the issue of religious discrimination.

 

Participants also may attend the film festival, photography and art exhibits, Qira’at competition (recitations of the Qur’an), interfaith banquet, bazaar, entertainment sessions, meet the author events, and more.

  

Applications are due on May 27. For more information, view

http://www.shouldertoshouldercampaign.org/2016/04/18/applications-now-open-emerging-religious-leaders-seminar-2016/


21821482A Until We Meet Again

 

Here we are, at the end of the semester! I hope it's been a good one for you. Time to take a deep breath, turn your attention back to family and friends, and read something purely for fun! I'll be heading for the lake in my few extra moments. Where do you find your joy and re-creation?

  

Some of you have struggled with hard things this semester — crises of faith, of health, of finance, of relationship, of death. May you find some ease from these burdens in the coming months, and know that you are wrapped in love, now and forever.

 

In God's peace,

Bettina

Until We Meet Again

 

Here we are, at the end of the semester! I hope it's been a good one for you. Time to take a deep breath, turn your attention back to family and friends, and read something purely for fun! I'll be heading for the lake in my few extra moments. Where do you find your joy and re-creation?

  

Some of you have struggled with hard things this semester — crises of faith, of health, of finance, of relationship, of death. May you find some ease from these burdens in the coming months, and know that you are wrapped in love, now and forever.

 

In God's peace,

Bettina


        


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