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.
Resources for Resistance in Lent
Here’s a handful of resources to help ground and inspire us in the prophetic work of resistance to de-humanizing systems—particularly during Lent.
The Urgent Humanity of Dialogue
Elliot Huemann shares a vulnerable, urgent reminder that beneath the debates about “issues” are very real humans with very real stories.
A Call to Discourse
Dr. J. Derek McNeil challenges us to aspire toward relational discourse that is informed by history and an openness to global complexity.
Wounded But Not Broken
Kate Davis reflects on the pain that comes when the body of Christ is wounded—and the hope-filled belief that that body is still not broken.
When Home Is Not Safe
Jennifer Fernandez argues that particular churches or denominations—even when they are a home of sorts—should not be equated with the whole of Christianity.
Running and Spiritual Health
Laura Wade Shirley writes about the work of spiritual health, and how running helps connect her body, mind, and spirit more fully to God and herself.
Resilient Leaders Project Releases a 25-page Research Report
The Seattle School has released a new Research Report on art of resilience and the practices that support it, as part of the Resilient Leaders Project.
Affirmation, Resistance, and Surrender in Lent
This month on the blog, we’ll be exploring what the movement of Lent might be inviting us to give up, affirm, or resist in our particular context.
New Alumni Book: Trinity Matters
Steve Dancause shares about his book Trinity Matters, and about how a robust theology of the Trinity might shape how we approach our work and relationships.
The Ministry of Presence
The Seattle School’s alumni offer vital insight on how spiritual health and healing are fostered through relationship and the ministry of presence.
Dr. Craig Detweiler Resigns as President
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology’s Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of President Craig Detweiler. “It has been a great honor to serve as President of The Seattle School,” stated Dr. Detweiler. “While I am reluctant to leave this community, I am confident in its leadership to continue the important work of […]
New Book from Dr. Steve Call: Reconnect
Dr. Steve Call talks about his new book, Reconnect, and the art of sustaining connection in marriage—even after significant disconnection.