Kristen Padilla's Memos

Kristen Padilla
Musings on Scripture, Christian faith, and women in ministry
Created 05 Jun 2021
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  • Visible Signs of the Gospel in the Midst of Suffering and Death
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Six years ago, I wrote about an experience during a Sunday worship service. In retrospect, the experience was petty to be sure, and yet God used it in my life in profound ways. Chipped fingernail pain...
  • Padilla Vacation Out West
    05 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    So today I’m picking back up where I left off from my last vacation post. After lunch and ice cream at the Desert View Watchtower, we made our way to Page, Arizona. There are very few places to stop o...
  • Padilla Vacation Out West
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    This summer, our family of three took a vacation out West. We had an incredible trip, and, after documenting it on Facebook and Instagram, I had many people reach out about our itinerary and recommend...
  • Translucent Icons
    24 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The word “icons” came up during the latest episode of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast within the context of a conversation about celebrity preachers and pastors featuring Joshua Harris. This se...
  • Women in Ministry Conference
    08 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    This Friday night (July 9), we kick off our first Women in Ministry Conference at Beeson. This is the first BIG event for an external audience hosted by the Center for Women in Ministry. We are expect...
  • Yahweh Roars from Zion
    04 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “The LORD roars from Zion and makes his voice heard from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn and the summit of Carmel withers.” This is how the prophecy, or we could say sermon, of Amos beg...
  • Now That I'm Called: Three Year Anniversary
    14 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy 3 year anniversary 🎉 On Saturday, June 12, I celebrated three years since the release of my book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry. My goal with this book wa...
  • Women in Ministry Conference
    09 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Many of you may know that in January, I helped launch a new Center for Women in Ministry at Beeson Divinity School. This Center has been an answer to prayer, and you will be hearing more about the Cen...
  • Daily Office: Sunday, June 6
    06 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Before I ever became Anglican, I was gifted The Book of Common Prayer. (Whether or not you ever become Anglican, this is a treasure trove!) One of the many blessings of this book is the Daily Offices ...
  • Starting anew
    05 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 4
    I tend to see a lot of irony in my life. Here’s one example: I oversee communications for a divinity school, but when it comes to my own website, I definitely give myself an “F” for communication. I f...
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