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.
Unconventional Pastor: An Interview with Rachael Clinton
We interviewed Rachael Clinton about her journey of living into the calling of pastor, even when it doesn’t look like what others would expect.
What To Do After Graduation
With Commencement coming up next week, we asked alumni to share advice, stories, and resources for what to do after graduation.
Throwback Thursday: Sam Koekkoek
It was about two years ago that I packed up my whole life and moved five hours up I-5 to matriculate into The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. I was a bundle of nerves, having only ever lived in my hometown until now to begin this new learning venture in a brand new, big […]
Throwback Thursday: Shalom Shreve
The summer of 2015 was momentous. Summers are very busy in our family: We set up my husband’s art booth at Art Festivals every weekend, and I work at Starbucks because I love the diversity and complexity of people and interacting on a regular basis. Through the course of the summer, I felt a big […]
Church Life in Seattle
This post was written by Rachael Clinton, Director of Organizational Development for The Allender Center and member of The Allender Center Teaching Staff. As an MDiv alumna from The Seattle School and resident of Seattle for 10+ years, Rachael brings beautiful connection and insight into the church community in Seattle. We are thrilled to share […]
Breathing Myself to Life: How Story Informs My Vocation
Jenny Wade shares how her journey of learning to inhabit her body in a new, life-giving way informs her sense of vocation.
The Seattle School’s 21st Commencement Ceremony on June 29
The Seattle School community will gather at Town Hall Seattle on June 29 to celebrate 59 graduating students at the 2019 Commencement ceremony.
The Writing Workshop
“A blank page is terrifying…” “The last time I wrote a paper, the year started with 19 not 20…” “Friends ask me to proofread their papers; I love helping people’s ideas come through the written word…” “Am I supposed to already know what APA Style means?” “I like writing for myself, but writing assignments stress/overwhelm/bore […]
Unconventional Calling and Your Altar in the World
When we live into our unique calling and find our particular altar in the world, the image of God is revealed in profound and surprising ways.
The Seattle School Launches Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy Certificate
The Seattle School has announced the launch of the Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate, beginning in fall 2019.
Alumni Story: Entering the Wilderness
Our next Throwback Thursday comes from Jessica Hoekstra (MA in Counseling Psychology, ‘17), an artist and Chicago native who currently works in community mental health in Seattle and as an Assistant Instructor at The Seattle School. Jessica writes about the pain of engaging our own stories as we grow the capacity to work with others, […]
Exuberant Realism with Dr. Esther Meek
Dr. J. Derek McNeil talks with Dr. Esther Lightcap Meek about delight in a traumatized world, how we know what we know, and why it matters.