Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

I read a blog post this week by some professor of preaching somewhere advising us to steer clear of the Trinity in our sermons this week. We live in a “post-doctrinal age,” quoth the article. Trinity?! Doctrines!?! Too complicated! Too boring! This sermon is my answer to THAT load of poo. **** This Sunday is … Continue reading

Book review: Spirit & Trauma, by Shelly Rambo

Book review: Spirit & Trauma, by Shelly Rambo

Shelly Rambo, Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010). xiv+ 176 pp., Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-664-23503-1.  This has been on my “to read” shelf since its appearance in 2010. I was actually in Professor Shelly Rambo’s graduate seminar on Theology & Trauma at Boston U. She was a wonderful … Continue reading

Truth by Gwendolyn Brooks

Truth by Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was one of America’s foremost and most prolific black poets of the 20th century, and was the first black author to win a Pulitzer. There’s a long essay about her life and work on poetryfoundation.org. Read literally, this is an appropriate poem for our dreary sunless days. Read allegorically as the dawning of … Continue reading

Originally posted on Jason Goroncy:
Last week, I was in Rüdlingen for a very fruitful gathering of the Network of Reformed Theologians associated with the work of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. (I chair the working group on Church and Society). One of the real gifts of being part of such a network, and…

To Live with the Spirit: Poems by Jessica Powers

To Live with the Spirit: Poems by Jessica Powers

I’ve just stumbled across some wonderful poetry by the late Carmelite nun Jessica Powers, aka Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit. What a gem of a little old lady. These are great poems. Here are two poems about the contemplative life – from here and here, respectively. A volume of her poetry is available via … Continue reading

A church that review books?

A church that review books?

The Englewood Review of Books: In their own words, “The Englewood Review of Books is a weekly book review published by Englewood Christian Church, Indianapolis. We review books that we believe are valuable resources for the people of God, as we follow the mission of God: i.e., the reconciliation of all things. … Our friend, … Continue reading

The dearest freshness

The dearest freshness

Oh woe to us in Munich: it is March, and snowy, cold, dreary, and grey, grey, grey. For all who are feeling a little bit grey of soul: a ray of light via GMH, who reminds us that “there lives the dearest freshness deep down things.” And if GMH could hold on to his faith … Continue reading