The Knowable and the Unknowable

A sermon from May 22, 2016 Eastminster Presbyterian Church Grand Rapids MI Psalm 8 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Today is Trinity Sunday. It comes after Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day and Pentecost. It is a time, I think, for us to reflect on the past 50 days and think about Jesus and […]

Being Human in a World full of Beings

Growing up with an interest in science, particularly biology and ecology, means I view the world somewhat differently than some other people. I didn’t realize this until I started having theological conversations with people. To over simplify, most biologists see the world as a web of connections and relationships. From biochemical processes to ecosystems, nothing exists in […]

Thoughts after Trinity Sunday

Last Sunday was “Trinity Sunday” for churches that follow the liturgical calendar. Since worship on Sunday I’ve been thinking about the Trinity. That’s part of the point of the liturgical calendar, isn’t it? To nudge us into thinking about and paying attention to various aspects of our faith. The nudging function of the liturgical calendar […]