Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

The Gift of Hope

Hope is not an easy word for children and many adults. Hope goes beyond “wishful thinking.” Hope, in the biblical understanding knows that God is in charge of the world. Often we forget this fact. At times we think we are in charge, or the...

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Exactly what are Values of the Two-Year College.

Superior schooling within this nation is speedily turning into a need within the venture group as a substitute for an extravagance. With the previous the people today who had a secondary faculty teaching continue to experienced the prospect to manufacture a superior society for themselves...

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The Gift of Love

The hymn by Christina G. Rossetti, “Love came down at Christmas” uses the word “love” many times. At times it is a metaphor for Jesus and/or God; at other times human love is her focus. Read this hymn prayerfully several times.   Love came down at Christmas Love...

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Thanksgiving

What kind of Thanksgiving are you planning? Is it a big meal of extended family and a celebration of what binds you together? A chance to try out some new culinary chops or a return to deeply held traditions? A prelude to shopping madness? A...

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Where Are All the Black Men?

Where Are All the Black Men? by Tieranny Woods A few weeks ago, my co-fellows, Monica and Krysten, and I were tasked with presenting a case study on a particular incident or situation that has taken place at our site placements. These incidents were then brought in...

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After Election Day: Breathing Easier

The election is over, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the crazy intensity has passed. Our republic survived. And looking back over the last year, maybe we can start to look for lessons learned, not so much about the candidates or...

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Intention and Accountability in Racial Justice Work

Intention and Accountability in Racial Justice Work by Krysten Cherkaski Last week, I was tasked with sharing my completed case study - a written reflection on my social justice practice that considers personal, interpersonal, and systemic dynamics - with the other fellows, Tieranny and Monica, and Marie,...

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