Trinitarian Soundings

A Welcoming Speech

  One of the special things about our time in Myanmar for Doctor of Ministry seminars is the ritual of an opening ceremony.  The presidents of MIT and Central speak, there are… Read more »

Commencement at Myanmar Institute of Theology

  Still a little jet-lagged, my colleagues John Sungchang Park and Sheryl Stewart and I participated in helping the class of 2018 at Myanmar Institute of Theology graduate on Saturday morning.  It… Read more »

The Foolishness of Our Vocation

This past week Jessica Chadwick Williams and I traveled to Pittsburgh for the ATS celebration of Women in Leadership.  This is the reflection I offered at morning worship.     Seriously, you… Read more »

The Strength of Faith

Lectionary texts for the second Sunday in Lent recounted God’s covenant with Abraham and his extraordinary response.  God’s promise was to make Sarah and him the ancestors of a “multitude of nations”… Read more »

Wilderness Beckons

  The First Sunday in Lent always uses a Gospel account of Jesus’ time in the wilderness as a lectionary text.   The 40 days of Lent are patterned after his own time… Read more »

Lament as Lenten Practice

It is fitting that Lent begins smack dab in the middle of Black History month.  Celebrating the heritage and contributions of African Americans is always accompanied by grief and lament.  There were… Read more »

Watching the Spectacle

I must confess: I rarely watch the Super Bowl.  I am usually on a plane (with very few others, mercifully) when the big game comes on.  I am used to hearing the… Read more »

What the Church Needs

The church needs a new sense of where it fits in an increasingly secular culture.  It requires faithful proclaimers, who know the power of service and good humor.  It needs to be… Read more »

Why Do Women March?

  Flowing like a pink river, scores of women in their trademark headgear marched all over the world, just as they did a year ago.  Carrying signs with urgent messages, the generations… Read more »

The Church and the Status Quo

Many are gathering today for rallies, community service projects, and worship.  As Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, remarked at the KCK mass gathering, “We come to these events so that we… Read more »

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