How Buddhism Taught Me How To Be a Better Christian

Chaplain Resident Deborah Metcalf I’ve always had an affinity for learning about other people, places, cultures and religions. In college I did my best to study as many different religions as possible in the theology department. Through this, I gained some experience with the Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But I didn’t have the opportunities in my undergraduate studies to explore the other two major world religions: Hinduism and Buddhism. Although I had this deep passion for studying religion and theology, throughout college, I was at a place in my life where I hadn’t really been going to church … Continue reading How Buddhism Taught Me How To Be a Better Christian


By Chaplain Resident Kelsey Lewis Compassion is a primary inner strength humans are capable of having and expressing towards others. The value of this inner strength has been particularly magnified over the last eight months because of mass suffering across the globe. Have compassion. Be compassionate. Commands such as these are easily said, but how does one experience compassion? I remember receiving birthday invitations in the mail as a kid. The real trend of the mid 90s was to send out jazzy card stock with the ‘who, what, when, where, why’ details written out on the front. It was a … Continue reading Compassion