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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

Bored, Depressed, and Want to Give Up? The Noonday Demon Whispers!: Pentecost 2020 Reflection by Rev. Rafael Luévano

May 18, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Evargrius Ponticus, a third-century hermit who lived isolated in the Egyptian desert, knew all about boredom, discouragement, and wanting to give up. He personified this chorus of negativity with a telling nickname, “The Noonday Demon.” Unlike other tempters who lurk under cover of darkness, when Evargrius was weary and discouraged, this demon appeared in broad

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