Mission Trip Reflection: Mercy Church

As part of the 2016 spring break mission trip, PCM students worshipped with Mercy Church, a church for the materially poor and homeless in midtown Atlanta.  This congregation practices radical hospitality and abundant love for all who walk through the doors.  Junior Courtney Trutna (P’17) shares her reflection on worshipping with them. What was something Read more about Mission Trip Reflection: Mercy Church[…]

Student Homily: Gospel, Prisons, What To Do

Katie Becker (T’17) is studying abroad in Nicaragua and is an active part of PCM+.  She shares this homily she wrote for a liberation theology course during her abroad experience.   Matthew 25:34-40 Visiting the Prisoner The passage that you just heard is one of the most frequently cited texts of the Christian Bible. Christians frequently Read more about Student Homily: Gospel, Prisons, What To Do[…]

A Word for the Class of 2019 (and upperclassmen too)

This is a repost of a blog I wrote last year that I still believe is relevant and important as you venture off to college (or return this fall).  We’ll call it “food for thought” for the collegiate journey. Hugs, The Rev You’ve been dreaming of this day forever…college…Duke.  You got in! God is good! Read more about A Word for the Class of 2019 (and upperclassmen too)[…]

Student Blog: Some Doubt About It

By Graeme Peterson (T’17) This summer, I read a book called “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. It’s a story about growing up, friendship, and faith in God. At one point in the novel, the main character and narrator, young Johnny Wheelwright, describes his pastor, Mr. Merrill. “Mr. Merrill,” he says, “was most Read more about Student Blog: Some Doubt About It[…]

Student Blog–Inclusivity: As Special As It Is Rare

by Katie Becker (T’17) A little over one year ago, at my convocation, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag told my class that we represented “the final culmination of the most selective admissions process in [Duke’s] history.” There is a reason that Duke’s administrators, printed materials, and website all boast about record low admission rates.  Read more about Student Blog–Inclusivity: As Special As It Is Rare[…]


There are lots of ways to think about beginnings, about new formation and new creation. Scripture gives us multiple accounts of beginnings: “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep while the wind from God swept over the Read more about Beginnings[…]