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Nils Chittenden

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The Rev. Nils Chittenden was born and raised in southeast England. After studying theology as an undergraduate at the Durham University, England, he attended seminary in Cambridge, England, and was ordained in 1995. He's worked as an associate rector, and in chaplaincy in workplaces, healthcare and universities. Between 2001 and 2008 he was head of a UK-wide non-profit which promoted and supported church-related community organizing. He has a Master's degree in Politics and Social Policy. He moved to the US in 2010 as Young Adult Missioner for the Diocese of North Carolina and Episcopal campus minister at Duke University. He is married to Kelly, and they have three cats.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Patina of Faith, Proper 24 (C) – 2013

October 20, 2013

In North America, the railroad gauge – the distance between rails – is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. A strange number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s how railroads were built in England, and English expatriates designed the American railroads. But why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were […]

Interdependence Day, Independence Day 2013

July 04, 2013

“Independent.” It’s a word with almost universally positive connotations. People fill up their resumes describing how this or that experience made them more independent. As our children grow up and take on more challenges by themselves, we articulate their growing independence as evidence of maturity. Academics and intellectuals cherish the thought that they are “independent […]

Getting Past the Distractions, Proper 8 (C) – 2013

June 30, 2013

Elijah and Elisha. What an epic story. It’s pure Hollywood! Mix together “Lord of the Rings,” Harry Potter and Indiana Jones, and this would give just some of the ingredients. There are wicked kings and queens (they featured a couple of weeks ago), wild-bearded ascetic revolutionaries (that’s Elijah), wide-eyed acolyte disciples eager to drink from […]

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