Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Day of Pentecost. Pentecost is the festival celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit. Instead of preaching directly on one of the readings, as I usually do, I focused on a song that we sang multiple times this morning in worship, the ancient … Continue reading Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Sermon)

Christmas Poem VII: “Maybe It Will Snow”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 1998, when I was a student at seminary.   Maybe … Continue reading Christmas Poem VII: “Maybe It Will Snow”

Reflections on the Holy Trinity

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the day of The Holy Trinity. The gospel text was John 16:12-15. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity tells us that God is One, yet God is also Three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is a mystery. I don’t fully understand it, … Continue reading Reflections on the Holy Trinity