Skip to main content

Kay Spiritual Life Center

  • Kay in Summer
  • Interfaith Phot
  • Kay Chaplains, March 2017
  • Stained glass windows in the Kay Chapel
  • Table Talk on Refugees
  • Labyrinth Plans
  • Kay Chapel
<
>

Anxiety in a Time of Change

Meditation from our Interfaith Chapel Service

Every once in a while, change is a good thing. It’s good to mix it up, to get a little variety. I myself will freqently become seized with the impulse to move all the furniture around in my apartment. Sometimes at entirely inappropriate hours of the night.

Word cloud from sermon text

We have entire industries and economies based on the virtues of change. Long gone are the days where you sold someone a product that was meant to last a lifetime. Now, you barely get used to your new product before you’re being offered Product 2.0. These days, they don’t even wait to offer you Product 2.0—the little red badge on your phone tells you that product 1.0.0.1 is waiting for you to update to.

But in spite of the ubiquity of offers of and opportunities for change, the reality is that we are not always comfortable with change. We can consider changing the color of our drapes or even the position of our furniture without too much stress. (Although to be fair, one of my alums would frequently express dismay every time we moved the furniture around in the Methodist cove downstairs.)

But when it comes to larger changes, new school, new job, new career, new home, new family arrangement, new country, and so on, we become less enthusiastic about diving right in. We become more cautious. We become more anxious.

Read more...

Events Calendar RSS

Today's Events Apr 24

  1. CRU Bible Study

  2. Orthodox Christian Vespers Service

Full Calendar

Get to Know Kay

Interior view of the Kay chapel center aisle and stained glass windows

What is the Kay Spiritual Life Center all about? We're an interfaith center, home to two dozen religious communities, and a place for AU students, faculty, and staff to reflect on meaning, find purpose, and build community. 

Read Our Chaplain's Welcome

Kay Center Awards

Exterior view of the Kay Spiritual Life Center taken at night,.

Nominate a student, faculty member, or staff person for one of the Kay Spiritual Life Center Awards for promoting interfaith understanding or for meaningful and constructive engagement with religion in the classroom, the office, the residence hall, or anywhere in University life.

Submit a Nomination

Stay Informed

Every week we send out the Weekly Communi-Kay, an email newsletter of programs and events of the University Chaplain's office and of our member communities. Sign up to stay up to date on happenings at Kay.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Connect with Kay

Kay on Facebook Kay on Twitter Kay on YouTube Kay on YouTube

We make active use of social media to promote our activities and events. Click the icons above or the links below to follow us on social media.

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Giving Opportunities

OCL - Make a Gift Now

Support Our Important Work. Help us in our work to help students, faculty, and staff explore meaning, find purpose, and build community. Make a tax-deductible contribution to support the work of the Kay Spiritual Life Center.

Support the Work of Kay

Podcasts

All of our table talks are recorded and available on podcast. Access our podcasts via iTunesU.

Go to iTunes