Articles by JW

June 2, 2020 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Friends, My name is John Williams. I’m Chaplain and Director of Church Relations here at Austin College, And I want to begin by thanking you for your presence at this service of Prayer and Reflection and thanking the Students, Faculty, Staff members, and Administrators…

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AColyte Pentecost 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College “What am I hearing?” TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… North Texas Tornado Season Feeling a Disturbance in the Force May 29, 2020 THERE’S A MIGHTY JUDGMENT COMING BUT I MAY BE WRONG YOU HEAR THESE FUNNY…

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AColyte May 22, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… Still here Day 62 since most of you left campus Increasingly grateful for Spotify And Bluetooth speakers May 22, 2020 DANCING TO THE DOOMSDAY ROCK DANCING TO THE DOOMSDAY ROCK…

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AColyte May 15, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College CHARGE & BENEDICTION HUGE GRATITUDE to the 2019-20 Sallie Majors Religious Life Interns— Patrick Blasingame, Addie Pederson, Lois Bronaugh, Bridget Tolle, Santos Botello, Emma Page, Sallie Roo (pictured but not an intern), and Spencer Dirk…

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AColyte May 8, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College From Wynne Chapel to the Valley of the Shadow of Death TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… New York City April 30, 2020 Hey John. I feel ridiculous sending this message but your name came to…

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AColyte May 1, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College The PRESENCE of the ABSENCE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… Among the Empty Chairs In the Empty Chapel And Feeling Okay May 1, 2020 The words go nice together. –Max Stalling, “The Beatles and the…

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AColyte April 24, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College WHAT DO WE DO NOW? (Linnea thinks that’s probably Emoji) TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… Approaching Crunch Time With More Questions than Answers And More Suspicions than Certainties Trying to Think Critically and Figure Some…

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AColyte April 17, 2020 A Journal of Faith, Doubt, and Other Things at Austin College Peas, Bee, with Ewe TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… Day 32 of the RooMote Situation 200 days before the Presidential election In a room where the doors are locked Thinking I probably shouldn’t have any…

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Austin College Service of Worship for Easter Night April 12, 2020 NOTES for remote participants: THANK YOU for joining us.As you worship from home, please prepare communion elements (bread and wine or grape juice) if you plan to participate in the Sacrament.Individual students will lead the various parts of the…

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This is just a weird time TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN… Behind a Mask Among the Butterflies In the middle of Holy Week April 2020 Wear… face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) –The Centers for Disease Control…

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