A Season of Waiting By Gail Stearns, Dean of the Chapel

December 22, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

As the season of Advent closes, whether one believes the ancient biblical tale of Jesus’ birth is divinely inspired, or sees it as a metaphor or simply an author’s tale, there is one part of the story that relates to the particular plight of countless people of throughout history. But it’s not the part that


Feeling the Finals Stress? here are 10 tips to cope!

December 4, 2020 by | Uncategorized

1. Schedule time to talk to a Chaplain Visit the Listening Windows Booking Page to sign up. 2. Drop into Be Seen, Be Heard, Be loved A space led by Yvette Hernandez ’13 3. Practice Centering Prayer Connecting with God: Growing with Centering Prayer  4. Draw your own labyrinth on paper and trace it with


The Buddy System by Jennifer Ruby '07

October 15, 2020 by | Uncategorized

I am a big believer in the buddy system. For me, the buddy system means that you have someone to help hold you accountable, to help support you and that you provide the same to them. I worked in retail for over a decade and found the buddy system was crucial in order to run


Alumni Spotlight by Cassidy Jensen Combs '16

October 4, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s 5:00 AM and I wake up to a loud voice in Arabic signifying the call to prayer. I look out the window over the mosque and think of the Muslims waking up to pray and begin their day with worship. Although I am not a Muslim, it calls me to a sense of peace


Alumni Spotlight Reflection by Esmé Aston '16

September 21, 2020 by | Alumni

I never thought it was possible to work at a place where I felt calmer at the end of a shift than at the beginning.  Every time I enter the building, I bring all the stresses of student life –  academic performance, paying bills, finding internships, etc. But somewhere between gently polishing the chancel furnishings


Standing Together in the face of disasters and injustice

September 17, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Dear friends, colleagues, students, staff, Chapman community, I hope this finds you well and safe. We are thinking of everyone in your many settings and unique ways of being engaged in teaching, learning, working, and going about your daily lives. We are mindful of those in the regions who are suffering fires and deadly smoke;

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