Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Timothy S Stevens


 

University Chaplain, Northwestern University
 
Biography
Timothy Stevens has been University Chaplain at Northwestern since 1986. He conducts university chapel services each Sunday of the academic year in Alice Millar Chapel. In addition, he is responsible for religious life on campus, advising religious groups on campus. "My hope is to work with leaders of religious communities to create a positive environment for religious expression and inter-religious understanding and cooperation. I am available for personal counseling or informal conversation on a range of issues. I encourage students and other members of the Northwestern community to stop by my office to get acquainted," he says. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Northwestern University (PhD in English literature), he is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ.

Research/Scholarship

Education
Year Degree Institution
PhD, English Literature Northwestern University
Master of Divinity Princeton Theological Seminary


Teaching/Advising


Courses
SESP 351 Topics: Intro to Faith Service Learning This course will explore the relationship between religious faith and service. Religious communities have a long-standing practice of providing for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the homeless, those with disabilities and so on. There are faith-based efforts to build peace, seek social justice, defend human rights and serve the common good. Religious institutions have created and supported hospitals, schools and facilities to care for children and the elderly. Whether undertaken by individuals or groups, all these efforts seem to spring from religious commitments and they endeavor to make a difference in the public sphere. Religion motivates many people to do good, even when doing good requires personal sacrifice.       

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sometimes By Sheenagh Pugh

 

 

Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from Bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost, green thrives, the crops don't fail,
sometimes, a man aims high, and all goes well.
.
A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they cannot leave some stranger poor.
Some men became what they were born for.
.
Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss, sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow,
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.