Intersections at The Seattle School
Intersections features essays, dialogues, critical engagement, and art from faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other thought leaders. Grounded in the hope of fostering faithful dialogue, we are guided by a commitment to understanding narrative, wrestling with intersections, resisting reactivity, and fostering radical hospitality. With that in mind, we seek to feature work from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. Therefore the opinions expressed on the Intersections blog are those of the authors and do not purport to reflect an official statement regarding the views or opinions of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. If you would like to offer feedback, respond to a piece published here, or offer your own submission, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throwback Thursday: Bethany Bylsma
This week’s Throwback Thursday comes from Bethany Bylsma (MACP, ‘16), who looks back on the tools and traveling companions that helped her navigate her Seattle School adventure. Bethany now works as a therapist in private practice, and she recently launched the Tender Wilds, an organization devoted to sharing stories, tapping into deep matters of the […]
Alternative Transportation: Busing, Cycling, and Walking
With no free parking near The Seattle School, many students turn to alternative forms of transportation to get to and from school. To help you plan for that, we wanted to provide some resources for navigating Seattle without a car: Busing Busing is the primary way most people get around Seattle. You can utilize these maps […]
Hiding Trees, Vulnerability, and Our Need for Nurture
Dr. Doug Shirley writes about the ease of hiding our vulnerability and need for care behind things that appear important or beautiful.
Welcoming Summer to Seattle
A group of students recently hit the beach at Golden Gardens to play some volleyball, gather around a fire, and welcome summer with open arms.
What to Read Before September
Before launching into the mountain of reading that you’ll take on over the next 2-4 years, we’ve put together this short list of recommended books (some fun, some resourceful, and some just downright inspirational). We asked our faculty a simple question: “What is the one book a student has to read before starting at The […]
Resilience, Trauma, and the Hope of the Church
Kate Davis and Laura Wade Shirley share about the stories and experiences that inform their work of helping leaders deepen their resilience.
Nurturing Body and Soul Through Rituals, Movement, and Story
Several Seattle School alumni reflect on the rhythms, rituals, and practices that help connect us to our bodies and foster transformation.
Faculty Friday: Dr. Chelle Stearns
For our next Faculty Friday, we’d like to introduce Dr. Chelle Stearns, Associate Professor of Theology. Dr. Stearns has a PhD in Systematic Theology from University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Regent College, and an undergraduate degree in music from Pacific Lutheran University. Her academic work has focused […]
Throwback Thursday: Elizabeth Ferauge
For today’s Throwback Thursday post, MACP student Elizabeth Ferauge looks back on the ups and downs of graduate school, from the initial decision to apply all the way through sitting with clients at her internship site. We hope Elizabeth’s story is a reminder that it’s okay for this season to feel a bit like a […]
The Violation of Hospitality
Gabes Torres presents on her integrative project about the impacts of colonialism in the Philippines, and how hospitality is perverted to maintain power.
The Call to Nurture Formation
All this month, we’re exploring how to open ourselves to the nurture required to live as embodied people committed to the movement of hope and healing.
Throwback Thursday: Rebekah Deitrich
We’re really excited to share this week’s Throwback Thursday entry from MACP student Rebekah Deitrich. Rebekah shares about her journey to The Seattle School, the difficulty of living into desire, and what to do when it seems like everything is going wrong. We hope Rebekah’s words are a reminder that our whole community is thinking […]