Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Death of a Gettysburg Seminary professor emeritus

 The Rev. Roy J. Enquist died Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010, following a brief battle with leukemia. 

Memorial arrangements will be shared when they are known. The Seminary’s prayers extend to Mia Enquist, their family and loved ones.   

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The Rev. Roy J. Enquist

The Rev. Dr. Enquist, an ordained Lutheran minister, was appointed Ecumenist at Washington National Cathedral in the spring of 2000, serving as the principal advisor and planner on matters regarding the Episcopal Cathedral's relationship with other faiths and denominations.Pr. Enquist received his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was professor emeritus of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg where he served as professor from 1980 to 1998. He had also served as visiting professor at theological schools in both Namibia and South Africa.

Additionally, Pr. Enquist has authored various works, including The Courage to Believe which was released in 2009. He served as an assistant professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and as a professor of theology at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin from 1965 to 1980. He had also served as the assistant executive secretary of the Division of College and University Work of the National Lutheran Council and had studied as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.



Monday, April 05, 2010

Holy Saturday

by Michael Cooper-White


Holy Saturday

Now comes the quiet after the tsunami;
It is indeed finished, the suffering ended.

Hope died too at Good Friday’s crossing;
That the even greater loss than the man.

We wait now, no longer with expectation;
Yet comes a feeling—there could be more . . .


by Michael Cooper-White

God came early to the tomb
Cool dew on the rocks
Soldiers asleep
Deadly quiet.

One more grieving parent:
“Too young to die”
“So horribly!”

Roaring “This cannot be”
Rolling back stone
Stepping inside
“Outta here!”

Now our turn has come
Disbelieving still
Yet shouting


Friday, April 02, 2010

Meditation for Good Friday

From the Gettysburg PO
by Michael Cooper-White

Trains run on time
Doctors operate, lawyers litigate
Potato chip factories spew out billions
Just another Friday . . .

Soldiers march on the hunt
Stock brokers keep going for broke
And truly broken is a jilted lover’s heart
Just another Friday . . .

On a hill outside Jerusalem
A man hangs dying on a cruel cross
Strangely he utters, “Father, forgive them!”
Just another Friday . . .


Thursday, April 01, 2010

A Maundy Thursday Meditation

Maundy Thursday Meditation
by Michael Cooper-White

Death squads do their dirty work at night;
What they’re about cannot stand the light.

The Judas battalion came by dark on Thursday;
From then on, for Jesus, things went one way.

Before the death squad marched down his street;
Our Lord took towel, and washed his friends’ feet.