Trinitarian Soundings

Working the Clay

  Jeremiah offers a vision of God as Potter, and he tells us about holy design, resistance, remaking, and malleability (Jeremiah 18:1-11).  All of these are ingredient in God’s work with us… Read more »

The Joy of Labor

  Yesterday was a quiet day in our nation as we collectively paused from regular work hours to celebrate the end of summer and launch of the fall.  Labor Day is a… Read more »

Does our city need a nondiscrimination ordinance?

  Tonight, I will be speaking at the Shawnee Council as it seeks to determine whether our city needs a nondiscrimination ordinance. I will speak as a religious figure and will represent… Read more »

Getting to Know Rizpah

  I spent Saturday morning writing the foreword to a new book by Sharon and Dan Buttry entitled Daughters of Rizpah.  I want to share it with you here as an encouragement… Read more »

A Time to Speak about the Climate Crisis

Dr. Ruth Lofgren Rosell is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Director of Contextualized Learning, and Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence.  She recently attended the Climate… Read more »

Kyrie Eleison

  Lord have mercy Christ have mercy Lord have mercy   We are all running out of words to name the grief, terror, and violence of mass shootings in our land. Angry… Read more »

Convening a Theological Conversation

  On Sunday I got to do one of my favorite things—have a theological conversation with adult Sunday School participants in a vibrant church, Smoke Rise Baptist, in the suburbs of Atlanta. … Read more »

The Names Children Carry

Of perennial interest to expecting parents, grandparents, and other interested parties is the list of most popular baby names.  It is interesting to review the top fifty for girls and boys and… Read more »

Discerning the Mind of Christ

This past week at the Baptist World Alliance I offered a paper on a Baptist practice of congregational discernment.  I probed what method for reading Scripture with the Spirit could guide a… Read more »

Remembering Her Story

  I am attending the 9thBaptist International Conference on Theological Education, sponsored by the Baptist World Alliance, held in Nassau, The Bahamas.  The theme, “TogetHER: Re-Imagining, Re-Reading HERstory in the Church,” has… Read more »

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