Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

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May 2, 2016

New Book "Two Civil Wars" by Alumna Katherine Jeffrey

by Joana Pinto

Alumna Katherine Jeffrey (MCS'80) just published the book Two Civil Wars: The Curious Shared Journal of a Baton Rouge Schoolgirl and a Union Sailor on the USS Essex, which is both an edition of an unusual Civil War–era double journal and a narrative about the two writers who composed its contents. The initial journal ent... Read more


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July 30, 2014

What does Jesus have to do with Victorian Literature?

by Jessica Ann Hughes

When people ask what I work on, the answer is simple. One word, in fact: Jesus. If I want to be more specific, I add, “in the Victorian novel.” Responses generally fall into two categories. Most people are really interested; after all, they know who Jesus is and they are familiar with Victorian novels. The two togeth... Read more


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July 29, 2014

Beauty, Goodness and Truth

by Christina Stavros

“We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for on earth there is no such splendor or such beauty, and we are at a loss how to describe it. We only know that God dwells there among men, and their service is fairer than the ceremonies of other nations … For we cannot forget that beauty.”[1] The encounter descr... Read more


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July 25, 2014

The story of the reluctant researcher

by Ruth McConnell

I was born in the Amazon Region of Brazil, the daughter of Scottish Missionaries. At the age of 12 I wanted to be a marriage counselor. I found myself caught between two conflictual parents who had no access to pastoral or psychological support. Even if there had been that support, it was doubtful whether my parents ... Read more


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July 24, 2014

Teaching Theology in a multi-disciplinary setting

by Chelle Stearns

I teach theology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, a small graduate school in Seattle. I’m an interdisciplinary scholar who incorporates the arts, especially music, into my theological thinking and teaching, so I always thought that I would end up at an undergraduate liberal arts university. Instead, I find... Read more