Trinitarian Soundings

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 »

Killing Jews

Yesterday in Overland Park, Kansas, a rabid anti-Semite, white supremacist drove into the parking lot at the Jewish Community Center with the intent to kill. And he succeeded.  He shot a grandfather… Read more »

Entering Jerusalem

Jesus completes his measured journey to Jerusalem for the time of Passover, and his arrival stirs great excitement among the crowds.  No doubt, many had heard that he had called Lazarus back… Read more »

Raising Lazarus

The drama is heightening as the Gospel of John moves the narrative of Jesus’ confrontation with temple authorities closer to its climax.  The story of the raising of Lazarus sharpens the conflict… Read more »

Opening Eyes

I returned to Kansas City on Saturday after my lengthy sojourn in Myanmar. While it is wonderful to be home, I feel that I leave a little more of my heart there… Read more »

Enjoying Class

We have enjoyed a lively week in seminars, which will conclude tomorrow.  There are few things more challenging—and delightful—than teaching across language, culture, and tradition differences.  With good humor, doctoral students have… Read more »

Sharing in Mission

I got to visit my favorite Sunday School class yesterday—no, not the one at Prairie Baptist where I regularly (that might be debated) attend. I was at Third Baptist Church in St…. Read more »