Trinitarian Soundings

Welcoming a Prophet

 In Matthew 10, Jesus offers an enigmatic statement, “Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name… Read more »


Exegeting an Icon

Yesterday was Trinity Sunday and, surprisingly, many Baptist churches celebrate the significance of this liturgical demarcation.  Coming the week following Pentecost, this Sunday is the church’s way of saying the fullness of the… Read more »


Inspiring the Whole Creation

As the global church once again celebrates Pentecost, it is important to think of the expansive presence and work of the Spirit.  We know that the experience of the early disciples in Jerusalem… Read more »


Ascending to God

The final scene in Luke’s Gospel is the blessing and departure of Jesus. The ascension concludes his earthly ministry, and his disciples seem ready to proclaim the astounding news of his resurrection, having… Read more »


Commencing a New Chapter

“Graduation Saturday” dawned with bright, crisp weather and hopeful expectations.  Central’s largest graduating class in years was poised to receive their diplomas and degrees, and the day did not disappoint.  As a seminary community… Read more »


Asking for Everything

Twice a year I spend time with other leaders of theological schools—all women—for professional development and fellowship.  We call ourselves the WiTS (Women in Theological Schools), and we pray that we will… Read more »


Having Things in Common

A seminary depends upon faithful friends to sustain its mission.  This past week, members of the President’s Circle gathered in San Antonio to get to know one another, celebrate what Central has… Read more »


Celebrating Completion

Few things are more fun to me than a graduation!  I have just returned from New Bern, NC, where a large group of Karen women and men have completed a certificate in… Read more »


Living Resurrected

If you are a pastor, you are probably tired this morning!  You may feel as “snuffed out” as one of the candles at the Good Friday Tenebrae service. You have kept homiletical… Read more »


Loving Our Neighbor

I have just returned from a service of unity and hope, which was offered by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City in partnership with clergy from the larger community.  It was… Read more »