Br.  A. Whitney LC Lawrence

Recent Entries


Can We Keep Our Promises?

“I’m thinking about quitting the MDiv.” The voice on the phone was my former student and intern here at Marsh Chapel with the support of FTE’s Pastoral Internships.

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August 20, 2014


Compensation for Being

I was walking through the Boston Public Garden when I ran across two couples looking for someone to take their picture. I obliged, and after snapping a couple of shots I noted that, “You really can’t get a better day in Boston.” One replied, “I know, isn’t it marvelous?” After this brief encounter, we went our separate ways. Was this not a moment of ministry?

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June 04, 2014


Toward Interreligious Leadership Formation

“Are you the chaplain?” A slightly bemused expression played across my face, given I was standing there wearing a clerical collar. “Yes, I am.” “Hi, my name is Trevor. I’m a freshman communications major from Minnesota. I’m Methodist, I’m gay, and I want to be a pastor.” When I finally managed to pick my jaw up off the floor I replied, “You’re hired.” Thus began my second week as the new University Chaplain for Community Life at Boston University, and thus began the Marsh Associate program at Marsh Chapel.

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December 20, 2012