Nathanial Garrod

Category Archives: Faith

The Magnificat and Revolutionary Anticipation

Last year, I unexpectedly had the opportunity to speak at the church we were attending. I found Mary’s Song in Luke 1, and my eyes were opened to this text I was unfamiliar with, and it has stuck with me over the last year. Click to read this message!

December 23, 2018 · Leave a Comment

24 Hour Royal Family Kids Camp Fundraiser

For the last three years, I have served with Royal Family Kids Camp in Portland for a week every summer. It has been a truly incredible experience each individual year. … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Nothing Exists in Isolation

In college, I would eat lunch with one of my professors, Chip, every week or two. We would talk about life, academic fear, the value of work, philosophy, psychology and … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Rethinking Success

I have long found the word “successful” to be nebulous and imprecise, a vague term applied to an uncertain set of goals determined by a group. I remember when I … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Deconstruction and Time Abroad (Denmark: Days 3-5)

Deconstruction is a literary theory originating with Derrida in the late 60s. Essentially, it advocates for a reader to examine the text by pulling it apart and looking at the … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment

“We do not know how this will work yet…” (Denmark: Day 2)

Our first full day was so far beyond absolutely anything I could have dared to imagine. The activities of the day were fairly simple; breakfast, short training on the city, … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Travel to, and arrival in, Copenhagen

(note: I wrote the first part of this at 1:30am Portland time on a day I woke up at 6am after four and a half hours sleep. The second part … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

My First Mission Trip is Coming Up

Growing up in a church, I remember hearing stories from missionaries going into foreign countries – most often in South America or Asia, occasionally in Europe or Africa. I remember … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment

I’m Divin’ In

After a few days camping in 90+ degree weather, the brisk mid-60s that came with standing next to a lake at 6:30am were welcome. As I strapped the life-jacket on … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 4 Comments


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