Trinitarian Soundings

Exegeting the Heart with the Psalter

  Each day of Lent, Conception Abbey has been sending a Psalm, accompanied by commentary and then a prayer. As a part of my Lenten discipline I have been reading these daily messages… Read more »


Beginning Lent in Myanmar

  My time in Myanmar has coincided with the beginning of Lent this year.  There were no ashes for my forehead, but there was dust aplenty, reminding me that as a frail… Read more »


Sending Forth (after many photos)

  Once again, I had the privilege of gathering with colleagues at Myanmar Institute of Theology on Saturday March 9 to send forth 153 graduates.  It was a colorful celebration, replete with… Read more »


The Vibrancy of a Missional Church

Spending the Lord’s Day in Korea visiting a church plant that is literally bursting at the doors was a great joy.  Yesterday my colleague John Park and I were guests of the… Read more »


Revisiting “Battle for the Minds” after Nearly a Quarter of a Century

  I have had much to ponder over the past few days as the “Battle for the Minds” documentary has been digitized and placed on YouTube.  Given all that is transpiring in… Read more »


Bearing Fruit

  The liturgical of Epiphany is running longer this year because of the date of Easter.  Hence, we get to work through some of the texts we have to skip over some… Read more »


Why Black Lives Matter to Me

Black History Month was not a part of my educational journey in high school or college; Gerald Ford recognized it in 1976, along with the country’s bicentennial. Overdue then, it continues to… Read more »


The Church as Icon of the Trinity

Interest in icons has returned—mostly on our computer screens, however.  I asked an IT guy why the applications, those visual representations, are called “icons.”  He told me (in greater detail than I… Read more »


A Sermon that Did Not Sit Well

            Yesterday’s Gospel lesson (Luke 4:14-21ff) narrated Jesus’ return from the wilderness in the power of the Spirit and his inaugural sermon in the synagogue at Nazareth,… Read more »


Ministers Flourishing as Whole Persons

A team from Central travelled to Indianapolis this past week for a Lilly Endowment conference that gave attention to student debt in theological schools; building capacity in historically black theological schools; and… Read more »


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