Trinitarian Soundings

Light from the East

  As a teaching president (sometimes too much), I have the privilege of learning the beauty of distinctive expressions of Christian faith represented among the varied cultures at Central.  We are a… Read more »

A Culture of Helping

  After completing teaching at Myanmar Institute of Theology, I traveled north to Inle Lake in the southern Shan State.  This is new territory for me, and I greatly enjoyed learning a… Read more »

Ministry Colleagues and Friends

I arrived in Myanmar on Thursday, a day later than originally scheduled.  Evidently some exhausted parent disposed of a diaper in a way that rendered some of the lavatories of our plane… Read more »

Travel to Myanmar

  If it is March, it is time to head to Myanmar. Several faculty and students are making our way to our partner school in Yangon. There I will offer the Ecumenical… Read more »

The Fierce Urgency of Prophetic Witness

Prophets rarely fare well in their own historical setting.  Their clarity of vision disturbs the nonchalance with which most people engage their personal context.  Prophets scrutinize those policies and practices that most… Read more »

One Wild and Precious Life

I spent the better part of last week on the campus of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis for the Spring Speaker Series.  This meant that I spoke in chapel three times,… Read more »

“Planting, Watering, and Serving”

I recently heard a priest at Conception Abbey offering the homily at Eucharist, attended by all the young men preparing to enter the priestly vocation.  He was making the point “it’s not… Read more »

“Religious, but not Spiritual?”

After writing about preaching last week, I had the opportunity to preach yesterday at the Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  God does move in mischievous ways—testing me to see… Read more »

Reclaiming Our Prophetic Voices

You know how it is when you preach. You try to get a jump on next Sunday by studying the texts, observing the ethos around you, lurking in coffee shops to overhear… Read more »

Women Leading Change

I have just returned from a gathering of women presidents of schools that prepare students for ministry. We comprise about 11% of the CEO’s of the 274 seminaries in North America accredited… Read more »

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