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devaun January 8, 2017
Admission Granted

Admission Granted

December 23 marked one year since I was granted admission to the Divinity School at Duke. As I reflected on that this Christmas season, I was able to gather mostly…

devaun October 11, 2016
Half-way to Half-way

Half-way to Half-way

The first semester of my first year of seminary is almost half-way finished. Where do I even begin? I am six weeks in and it has been the longest six weeks of my…

devaun September 3, 2016
The First Week

The First Week

My first week at Duke Divinity School is complete. On the surface, I am a train wreck. Inside, a train wreck. Look a little deeper…no, further…I’m doing alright.…

devaun August 26, 2016
Breathe

Breathe

Inhale. I moved to Durham about three weeks ago with my cap and gown still in my back seat and a Blue Devil sticker on my windshield. To seminary I headed and I…

devaun July 6, 2016
Crossfit to Church

Crossfit to Church

10 Hanging Power Cleans 1 Box Jump 9 Hanging Power Cleans 2 Box Jumps … If you know anything about me, you’d know that physical activity is not my favorite…

devaun June 16, 2016
Fight

Fight

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting that occurred at Mother Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, SC. It marks one year since a young man with hate…

devaun April 3, 2016
My Call to Ministry

My Call to Ministry

My call to ministry, an ongoing process, started before I knew it. It started in the pews of a small, country, three-point-charge when I began helping with Vacation…

devaun February 10, 2016
Here's to Lent

Here's to Lent

Here we go – 40 days to Easter, the beginning of Lent. It’s the time of year we mark our foreheads with the ashes of mortality and repentance. Some…

devaun December 19, 2015
On Presence

On Presence

During this holiday season, we are surrounded by – simply put – life itself. Who is coming for Thanksgiving? Where will they sit? Are they bringing their…

devaun November 15, 2015
Speak Up

Speak Up

As we turn on the news, much to our surprise, we see that another tragic event has occurred. Someone opened fire in a church, a school, a concert. Someone offered…