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College Chaplain

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

7 Reasons To Hang Out With Your College Chaplain (Even If You're Not Religious)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Having worked with chaplains from other colleges around the country, I can assure you that they are some of the most compassionate, well-traveled, non-judgmental and quirkily intellectual people you are likely to meet on campus.

The Boston Tragedy: After The Nonsense

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Eight thousand police from around world came to campus to honor the fallen officer. The day dawned rainy, but it cleared and the sun gave many their first blush of color this spring. The MIT community was surrounded by caring men and women in blue. For students it was a once in a lifetime experience.

The Paradox Of Interfaith Dialogue

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Religious communities have differences over who/what God is that can be talked about and out of those differences come the conversations that educate strangers about the other.

Paying Attention

Rev. Lyn Pace | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Lyn Pace

In joy, in sorrow, in disaster, in triumph, we live with a God who waits with us -- who begs us to wake up and pay attention to how God moves in our very human day-to-day lives.

Is College Bad For Religion?

Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith

Never in my lifetime as a college chaplain have students been so earnest, so convicted, so ready to step into a cultural crossfire between absolutes and steady their eye on cleaning up the mess.