Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas

Roy is a second year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas.

Lesson Learned

In working with homeless children and their families this summer I thought a lot about the concept of “age of accountability.” This concept is a Christian belief regarding the fate of children’s souls when they die. Many Christians believe that some people go to heaven, while others do not, and that God organizes people into these groups based on their actions while they were living. However, a loving and just God surely doesn’t hold infants who die accountable for their life choices. Thus arises the age of accountability – the age after which God holds people accountable for their actions when making decisions about the afterlife. If you die before the age of accountability, you automatically go to heaven. But [...]

2015-09-04T14:29:56+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Activity and Play Spaces

The cafeteria at the Family Gateway center also serves as the living room and dining room. In this room, we played games, did crafts, and cooked, often with the help of outside groups who came in to volunteer with the kids. Playing games The Family Gateway center also has an outdoor area, featuring a covered playground and a basketball goal, where we played daily. There is no park, however, near the Family Gateway center downtown. If we wanted to do any field day activities, like running activities, we had to do them in a parking lot. Sometimes, we had the opportunity to take them on field trips, including visits to Medieval Times, the Texas Discovery Gardens, and the [...]

2015-09-04T14:23:16+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Summer at Family Gateway

Roy is a second year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas.

2015-09-04T13:59:12+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|