The Supreme Court has always enamored me, at times more so than the ministry. As a child I often said I wanted to be a judge, though admittedly as a child I thought judges had the power to decide when it would rain, and as a young girl, I wanted that power (little did I [...]
As I watched my Twitter Timeline grow exponentially with news of Osama Bin Laden’s death last night, I noticed the comments went from questioning the validity of the announcement to questioning the actions of fellow Americans. Members from all faith traditions and world views all seemed to respond on one accord; “why are Americans celebrating the [...]
To my African Methodist Episcopal Members, I recognize that I do not have the authority to discuss African Methodist Episcopal Theology as I am not an ordained minister, yet. But I am a communications scholar and so I make my plea as a Rhetorician. In January the world lost yet another teenager to suicide as [...]
In her response to the tragedy in Arizona on Saturday January 8, 2011, Sarah Palin said her critics used “blood libel” in their retorts. For a quick history lesson in the true meaning of the term, I encourage you to check out this post by a fellow Scholar, Anthony Fatta. I will be upfront in saying that I was deeply saddened by her choice of [...]
Contributing Scholar, Tim Brahun, graced us with his own 11 Faith-Based or Religious Predictions for 2011 a la those of the CNN belief blog. In Arabic, insha’Allah, means “God willing,” and is used when expressing hope for the future. I say insha’Allah because “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not [...]
On Palm Sunday 2007, my life changed in a way that I am still striving to understand. That Sunday I delivered my first sermon at the Protestant Worship Service at Syracuse University. After service that Sunday, I felt this strong, almost unbearable pull into the ministry. That day I began to think more critically about [...]
A 2009 Syracuse University Alumna, Nikole is currently serving an AmeriCorps term with New Sector Alliance, Inc. as a Resident in Social Enterprise. Her interfaith work is focused on fostering religious pluralism through simultaneous efforts of common action, policy engagement, liberation theology and hermeneutics of social justice.