*** ADVENTURES OF A MINISTER-IN-TRAINING ***

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Called To Be

This past weekend I took part in a 20-hr training by The Twilight Brigade. This organization trains individuals to be with the dying. It was an intense training and because of a confidentiality agreement that's all I can say about the process. As a minister-in-training, and a human with friends and family, I know I'm now better prepared to hold someone's hand as they take their final breath. I'm also more in touch with my own mortality and how I view death with respect to my ongoing internal theological struggles. But that's a later post...still processing.

I did have an amazing interaction with one individual and he gave me permission to refer to our time together. I used this story in the talk I gave for my Homiletics class yesterday. I had to record the talk and I'm sharing it here. The song I use is "Called To Be" by Faith Rivera, one of my favorite new thought singer/song-writers and all-round great person. 



Called To Be from Nugo on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Wonder-Rachel said...

I'm impressed. Great commanding presence, intriguing topic, gripping story... I like it! And my opinion of you hasn't changed now that I've seen you in preacher-man mode. Well, maybe a little - as I said, I'm impressed.

Abby said...

I love your story, and even in my religiousness, I completely believe that sort of thing happens all the time. The song was a little cheesy, but I'll forgive you. The sentiment is right.

Hugh Hollowell said...

Well played, sir. That was a great story.

Rachel said...

I already applauded 3 times, so that's all else I'm gonna say

Jess said...

that's my song! :)

Jenny H said...

Amen, Rev! Ogun, you rock.