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Lenten Devotional by Nathan Proctor

Singing in a choir has always been an important part of my life.  I think there is something unique about a group of people that set aside parts of their life every week to not only sing but to worship together. These intimate communities have played such an important role in my faith throughout the different […]

Lenten Devotional by Elizabeth Lester (T’14)

This Lent, a member of the Duke Presbyterian Campus Ministry will be sharing a devotion each week.   Our focus this Lent is around what it means to “take up your cross” and follow Jesus. The Lenten journey is a time of contemplation around how our faith compels us to come to know Christ more fully […]

Beginnings

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 […]

And Jesus asked, “Who Do You Say that I Am?”

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’  He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter […]

Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth Peace…

“I’m never sure whether to wish anyone a peaceful Christmas, because it hardly ever is. But I can wish you joy in the midst of the mess, and every blessing from the God of ordinary, untidy, surprising things.” –Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams There was an aura of calm as I walked around campus today. […]

O Come All Ye Faithful

The Wesley Fellowship, the Westminster Fellowship and Duke Lutherans invite you to: A Service of Lessons and Carols!  Sunday, December 4th 6pm: Dinner in the York Reading Room (2nd floor Gray building) 7pm: Worship in Goodson Chapel (Div School) Advent is a season of watching and waiting, of tuning our minds and hearts to the […]

Campus Wide Fast TONIGHT @ 6pm

Meet Katie @ 5:45 at the Westminster Office to walk over for the Break-the-Fast meal together!

I was a Prisoner and You Visited Me…

Students gathered several weeks ago for a vigil marking the execution of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia.  Those gathered lit candles, prayed, and sang.  But mostly we stood together to mark the execution of an individual whose innocence was still in question. Jesus came proclaiming release to the captives, recovery of sight to […]

The Abraham Jam!

November 16th at 7:30pm Duke University’s Page Auditorium FREE Concert! Mark your calendars today for the upcoming Interfaith Music and Poetry event at Duke’s Page Auditorium.  Students and others from all across the Triangle are invited to a FREE concert on November 16th at 7:30pm!  The hope is to gather together for an evening of […]

Cornmazes and Pumpkins and Pie…Oh My!

The leaves are changing, bringing beauty and color to campus.  The smell of fall is in the air (and thoroughly irritating many allergies!).  Halloween is just around the corner.  Westminster Fellowship is celebrating the season with a Sunday afternoon field trip! A HALLOWEEN FELLOWSHIP EVENT! Sunday, October 30th 2:30pm at the West Campus Bus Stop/ […]

From Questions to Faith

There are two things I’ve noticed as I’ve walked around campus and talked to students the past few weeks: 1) College campuses are a great place for stirring up questions. 2) Once you raise a question, the goal is to answer it and act on it…immediately. So what does it mean for Christians to stir […]

Asking Worthy Questions

What is the role of questions in a community of faith?  Is there room for a questioning mind?  I hope so!  During much of Jesus’ ministry, he encountered many with questions of faith.  Sometimes the questions were meant to trick Jesus, sometimes they emerged out of deep yearning for life in relationship with God. In […]

Room at the Table…and on the Lawn

A small group of students have joined me for lunch the last two weeks on Thursday on the quad in front of the chapel.  We’ve gathered to share conversation and food.  It’s a perfect time in the week to stop for 5 minutes (or an hour) and take a breath from the craziness of Duke […]

Beginning the Spiritual Journey…Orientation-style

If you’re going to go on a spiritual journey with someone, you’d generally like to know something about one another.   College is, in many ways, the start of a new journey into a foreign land.  How you live together, work together, play together, and pray together during that time shapes the kind of journey […]

Discernment Happens in Community

Looking for a way to engage your faith and life, to listen and respond to God’s call for you, and to learn and grow together with other students?  Join a Pathways discernment group!  Check out the topics and groups online at : http://www.chapel.duke.edu/pathways/groups.html Katie’s group is forming now and won’t be complete with YOU! An Altar […]