Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Why Jazz in Worship?

Each Sunday evening there is a Vespers & All That Jazz Service here at Scarritt Bennett Center. It is a contemplative worship service with jazz music the focus of the service. A valid question that many ask is: “Why do you have jazz music in...

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Compassion is Hard Work

“Compassion is Hard Work” Text: Matthew 9:35-36 Compassion is an interesting and difficult word for Christians. It means “suffering with” or literally “to let one’s innards embrace the feeling or situation of another.” This is much more than love, mercy or pity. It is a word...

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Searching for the Voice Within

Rules dictate our lives. Do, don’t. Go, stop. Sit, stand. We live by the rules of our jobs, our families, our communities. Someone sets an expectation for us, and our days are filled with striving to meet it. The work of our lives is assessed...

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An Interview with Poet K.A. Brauchler

K. A. Brauchler is a poet who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of The State University of New York at Buffalo where he received both a Bachelor and Masters of Arts degree in English. While at the University he worked with Mac...

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Listening, Remembering, Resisting

Written by Marie Campbell as closing words to the 2014-2015 Belle H. Bennett House fellows at their Celebration Banquet on May 28, 2015. "Pain is an event, an experience that must be recognized, named and then used in some way in order for the experience…to be...

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Thanks From a Belle H. Bennett Fellow

I have spent the last ten months as a Belle H. Bennett fellow at Scarritt Bennett Center. The Belle H. Bennett House Fellowship program is a 10-month program for female leaders who are committed to social justice. During the program, fellows explore the intersections of...

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