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Melissa Howell

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Melissa Howell is from Massachusetts and currently lives in Sewanee, Tennessee. Before attending seminary she worked as a public school teacher and a clinical researcher in emergency medicine. She loves poetry, running, food, dogs, books, birds, and the outdoors. Melissa is passionate about healthcare chaplaincy and theology that explores the intersections of story, memory, and healing for individuals and communities.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Bible Study: Monday in Holy Week – 2020

April 06, 2020

Isaiah 42:1-9 Isaiah 42:1-4 is known as one of the Songs of the Suffering Servant, based on a figure who appears again in Isaiah in chapters 49, 50, 52 and 53. In the Christian tradition, interpreters have read this passage as predicting Jesus, but this kind of reading can be harmful, as it often erases […]

Bible Study: Proper 27 (C) – 2019

November 10, 2019

Haggai 1:15b-2:9 It is helpful to read all of chapter 1 of the book of Haggai through 2:9 to obtain a fuller sense of what is going on in this passage. Haggai was a prophet who urged the leaders of Judah and the Judean people to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. The text itself, in […]

Bible Study: Monday in Holy Week – 2019

April 15, 2019

Isaiah 42:1-9 Isaiah 42:1-4 is known as one of the Songs of the Suffering Servant, based on a figure who appears again in Isaiah in chapters 49, 50, 52 and 53. In the Christian tradition, interpreters have read this passage as predicting Jesus, but this kind of reading can be harmful, as it often erases […]

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