About People - June 2012

"The entire operation is designed to reduce anxiety — the anxiety of not knowing if there'll be enough left for you, the anxiety of feeling like you have to hurry up or you're going to miss out. Middle-class people don't worry about whether something's going to run out; the people who come here worry all the time, every day." Bill Golderer '96 M.Div., May 17, 2012, Philadelphia City Paper, in the article "Man in the Middle: Amid the feud over the city's hungry homeless, radical pastor Bill Golderer sees a moment of opportunity."




­­The Jonathan Edwards Center has published sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume I, True and False Christians (On the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins). Edited by Center directors Ken Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele, and Bryan McCarthy '08 M.Div. '10 S.T.M. This first volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series by Edwards on Jesus' Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, as found in Matthew 25. Edwards preached these sermons in 1737-38, in the lull between the Connecticut Valley Revival of 1734-35 and the Great Awakening, which started in Massachusetts in late 1740.


"The rise of informed consent for invasive procedures demonstrates that, as a society, we take moral considerations seriously. And it is through federal regulation that these moral insights become legal requirements.  So it's a pity that our federal regulations for the invasive procedure of hydraulic fracturing continue to fall so short."  Christiana Peppard '05 M.A.R., '11 Ph.D., May 19, 2012, writing in the Huffington Post about procedures for extracting natural gas via horizontal hydraulic fracturing on public lands.



"We tend to use words like miracle and mystery in the context of serendipity. In this frank and eloquent account of life transformed by cancer, Deanna Thompson explores these articles of faith as they are also wont to appear—on the hard edges of hope and the dark side of joy." Krista Tippett '94 M.Div., writing in the foreword of a new book out from Deanna Thompson '92 M.A.R., Hoping for More: On Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace, (May 2012 Cascade Press).



 Lyria, the daughter of Jovelino Ramos '62 S.T.M. and Joan Ramos, died on May 27 after more than 30 years of dialysis. Cards may be sent to Jovelino and Joan at 43 Netherlands Ave., Cranston, RI 02905

Date Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 4:09pm