Lauren Smelser White

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Industry Education
Occupation English Instructor
Location Tennessee, United States
Introduction Having recently begun doctoral work in Theological Studies, it's not shocking that I often get pigeonholed by my husband as a wannabe preacher. This gives some members of our Church of Christ community quite a shock at first mention. However, they need not be troubled on my account: even if our fellowship did ordain women, I have little desire to proclaim from the pulpit. But I must have some homiletic blood in my veins, because I sure do find myself preaching from the back pew (sermons for which, doubtless, my husband, brothers, and patient friends are tired of being the audience). It may toy with blasphemy to say that I understand what Jeremiah meant when he talked about the fire in his bones. But I do know that I've got to get these thoughts out somehow. Thus, I experiment with this blog: to get the material for these inappropriate sermons off my chest. Any critique, curiosity, correction, or general commentary from you is a gift.