Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Reflection on Vespers & All That Jazz

By Anita Peebles Every Sunday night, a special group of worshippers gathers in Wightman Chapel. Some are devoted regulars, traveling many miles to join in the sometimes contemplative, sometimes joyous jazz vespers service. Some simply step in to explore the historical chapel and find themselves intrigued...

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A Word: Journaling and the Spiritual Life

By Caroline Adams   “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:1, 14 The idea in the first chapter of John is a little convoluted, far-reaching, and perhaps, at...

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#FightFor15: Join us on April 15!

By Marie Campbell Labor rights, anti-poverty, anti-racism, women’s empowerment – all of these come together in the Fight for $15.   Fight For $15 is fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, child care workers, adjunct professors, home care providers, and airport workers who have come together from all...

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The Resurrected Jesus is With Us

By Joyce D. Sohl Here we are in the midst of Holy Week. We have taken the Lenten Journey with time for renewal and  reconciliation with God and family/friends. Now it is the week of intense soul-searching; of retelling the story of the life and death...

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Holy Remembering through Icons

Since I was little, I have collected small items on vacations and trips with my family and friends. I was always picking up little stones from Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, twigs or flowers from hikes, and sticking them in the side pockets of my...

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Widow’s Walk

By Joyce D. Sohl Grieving often seems to be like walking in a forest in the rain. There is no escape and the rain is persistent in its presence and the obstacles it creates. The tears and pain keep coming and seem to be never ending....

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