Lessons in Civil Discourse

To counter the previous "downer" post, I thought today I would share a more hopeful story. Trinity Lutheran Seminary has a unique ecumenical relationship. While it is joined with the Methodist Theological School ("Methesco"), the Pontifical College Josephinum, and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, it is its relationship with… Continue reading Lessons in Civil Discourse


What Is Ecumenism?

I get this question quite often, so it seems fitting that the first post on Living an Ecumenical Life should address it. Ecumenism is, in a nutshell, the search for Christian unity. What this means varies from person to person and church to church. For some, Christian unity is a hope for the ultimate reunification… Continue reading What Is Ecumenism?

Sermon–April 3, 2011–Lent 4A

Fourth Sunday in Lent B 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Preached at Hope Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH, as part of my Ministry in Context. Why do bad things happen to good people? It is one of the hardest questions I have ever had to deal with. It has caused me enormous… Continue reading Sermon–April 3, 2011–Lent 4A