Posts by Christina

Taking Time: Health and Ministry

It is about that time in the academic calendar at my seminary where we are halfway through the semester and the influx of homework that always seem to accumulate around this time of the year. For many of my classmates, our mid-semester break lines up with Holy Week, perhaps one of the busiest times of […]

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In Community Together

At one time people could have lived in relative isolation from one another, but even then, humankind across the earth was connected. Today, the Internet, mobile access, and social networking make our connections with one another not only more evident, but also more prevalent and on a greater magnitude. One hundred years ago, a film […]

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Where’s the Blessing?

In my homiletics class, we have been reading various short stories to get an idea of different storytelling techniques to use in preaching. One such story was a first-person perspective monologue from Abraham, a figure who is prominent in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. All three religions can trace their origins back to Abraham, […]

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Keep It Up, Sisters

There seems to have been a lot of “not Catholic” labeling happening in the past few months. Earlier this month, Margaret Farley’s 2006 book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics was criticized by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Among its critiques of many of the issues Farley raised, including […]

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So, a Christian Seminary Student Walks into a Mosque…

I went and visited a mosque a couple of weeks ago as part of a class assignment where we were supposed to visit a congregation or faith community different than our own. Where specifically we visited was left open, but underlying the site visit was the purpose of having those in the class visit a […]

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Post-Women’s History Month: How My Tradition Affirms Women

Well, another Women’s History Month has come and gone by the time you read this. Many classrooms across the United States have talked about the contributions of women in the past, and some websites have contributed special news reports concerning women during this time. At my own seminary, we celebrated the contributions and achievements of […]

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Lent: Following Jesus into the Wilderness

According to a common story found in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), Jesus does not go right into his ministry following his baptism. Rather, Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days, “…so that the devil might tempt him” (Matthew 4:1, CEB translation). While he was in the […]

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Christian Counterculture

A Google search of “Christian counterculture” nets almost 3,950,000 hits. While Youtube does not have nearly as many hits for that same phrase, there are almost 150 videos that I found expressing people’s opinions regarding Christian counterculture and what it means to be Christian and countercultural. In some of the instances in which I have […]

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Carrying the Spirit of Christmas beyond December

As I write this piece, the Christmas decorations in my house are already beginning to come down. My family took our Christmas tree down on New Year’s Eve and just a couple of days ago I helped pack up our nativity display. It has barely been a full week since Christmas and although we are […]

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The War on Whose Religion?

There is a lot to be said about Rick Perry’s “Strong” video, a fairly impressive feat for a thirty-second political advertisement. While Perry is clear about his stance on the recently repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the video, he uses generalized language in referring to the promise he makes: that he will end […]

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Christina

Christina Yost is a first year M.Div. student at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and received her B.A. in Pre-Theology and Psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University. She is pursuing ordination in the United Methodist Church and is currently a certified candidate in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.


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