Trinitarian Soundings

Religious Liberty amidst Religious Pluralism

I spent Sunday with the good folk of University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. It is a strong ABC-CBF church, and annually the congregation hosts a Baptist Heritage Sunday. It was… Read more »


The Rich Inheritance of the Saints

It usually startles people to learn that the Bible describes followers of Jesus as saints. That is a term we usually reserve for those whose lives shine more brightly than others, through… Read more »


Our Problem with Humility

Humility has been called the master virtue. If one can grow in humility the rest of the spiritual life falls into place. Yet, being humble is really hard and goes against the… Read more »


Abundant Blessing

The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound… Read more »


Prayer in the Present Chaos

The Gospel reading for next Sunday is one of Jesus’ most provocative parables. Luke 18:1-8 recounts this teaching, which was for the purpose of encouraging them to “pray always and not lose… Read more »


Enlarging the Table

Yesterday was World Communion Sunday, a time when the varied churches think about the hope of Eucharistic unity. Around the world churches reflected on the reality of how large the table really… Read more »


Central Alums Ministering in Wisconsin

On Friday and Saturday I traveled to the “north woods” for the 172nd annual gathering of the American Baptists of Wisconsin. Held at Camp Tamarack in Waupaca, the meeting was a blessed… Read more »


Prayer and Politics

The apostolic writer urges “that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable… Read more »


Saying Goodbye to a Spiritual Friend

Over the weekend I learned that Abbot Gregory of Conception Abbey has been elected the Abbot Primate for the Benedictines. He will represent this confederation in the Vatican as well as foster… Read more »


The Dignity of Meaningful Work

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is the last hurrah of summer, time to watch the US Open Tennis, and the start of the final days of the presidential election. It… Read more »