Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Where Is Our Humanity?

By Suha Ahmad Alsyoufi Preaching can feel very heavy to me.  Not the message but the responsibility of it.  To have to deliver a message that is meant to inspire people spiritually and provide insight makes me nervous and there are not many things that have...

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The Music of Christmas

By Joyce D. Sohl “Something about a song is nearly irresistible in that it reaches both the mind and the heart, the former with meaning, the latter with beauty.”        Kay Collette The music of Christmas indeed can be, and often is, irresistible. It can evoke laughter or...

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Give What You Owe

[This sermon was preached by Niger A. Woodruff, on September 2, 2014 in Wightman Chapel, Scarritt-Bennett Center. Rev. Woodruff is the Assistant Director of Admissions and Vocational Discernment at Vanderbilt Divinity School] Romans 13: 8 - 14 For the glory of the Living God; the One who...

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A Special Guest Post: Chanhee Heo

By Chanhee Heo “Hello, my name is Chanhee Heo.” In the first meeting, many people ask me again after I introduce myself. “Where are you from?” “Do you have an English name?” “Did you come directly from your country?” The unfamiliar sounds of my Korean name...

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