Articles By: Rachel Pater
I am currently pursuing an MA in Social Change at Iliff School of Theology. Additionally, I like red Swedish Fish and most show tunes.
I was recently offered a job as the director of a children’s ministry at a local church. An entire wing of the over 40,000 sq. ft. building would be for my use, a wing whose walls had been painted by another church group sometime in the 70s. One room had a mural of Adam and Eve, the latter a blonde...June 17th, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Watching the Superbowl in a crowd of fifty people in a private house is a strange experience, as the only thing that can cut through the din of joviality and smack talk is a shrill, “Shhh, the commercials are on.” I usually pay attention to neither the game nor the commercials, but I sat, pen poised...February 8th, 2010 | Featured | Read More
“Where is Christ for you right now?” This question was posed at the 11pm Christmas Eve service at my parents’ church, after which we were encouraged to take a few moments of silence to reflect. Truth be told, Christ wasn’t forefront for me this season. In fact, the only time I really thought...December 28th, 2009 | Featured | Read More
Going to the mall is something I do only if I’m feeling very strong (or at least slightly masochistic.) The sheer sound of the place sends me into a cold sweat, and the barrage of products from every angle is enough to make me want to find a suitable burlap bag, fashion into a one-size-fits-all...October 1st, 2007 | Essays | Read More