Trinitarian Soundings

Beginning the Lenten Journey

  On Wednesday we join the larger church in imposing ashes that signal our repentance, frailty, and mortality.  This season in the Christian year is all about realism and renewal as we… Read more »

An Amazing Legacy

On Saturday evening, I attended a grand celebration at Baylor University.  As a life-long Sooner fan, I do not frequent hostile environs without caution!  The Baylor Club, which is located in the… Read more »

Leadership in a Liminal Time

  Over the past several weeks I have been reading for an upcoming Doctor of Ministry seminar on theology and spirituality for leadership.  My teaching partner and I decided to change textbooks… Read more »

Called to the Desert

  I have just learned of a new book from John Michael Talbot who argues that dizzying and disorienting times call us to the desert.  In Desert Dangers and Delights he mines… Read more »

The Fall to Violence

As our nation beats the drum of military conquest ever more loudly, we are fearful of possible outcomes. Already lives have been lost, and the escalating tensions and bellicose language only serves to… Read more »

Enough of Antisemitism!

  As Jews around the world lit the seventh candle of Hanukkah on Saturday evening, we learned of yet another horrific antisemitic attack.  Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York said this was… Read more »

What Will You Give Him?

One of my favorite carols is “In the Bleak Midwinter” in which we hear these poignant words: “What shall I give him, poor as I am?” It is the right question, of course. Is… Read more »

The Soul Felt Its Worth

  One of my guilty pleasures is satellite radio, and in this holy season it ensures that I do not have to listen to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” “Jingle… Read more »

A Rejoicing Hymn

Mary’s song literally leaps off the page of the Lukan Gospel (1:46-55).  It just might be the most joyful hymn ever as she celebrates the great good news that she will bring… Read more »

Longing as Spiritual Practice

On my desk sits a spiral bound volume of all the lectionary readings for Years A, B, and C.  Over Year C, I have worked my way to the very end, and… Read more »

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