The College World Series and the Kingdom of God

The first two weeks of June are my favorite time of year in Omaha. It has nothing to do with the weather, which is often rainy, can be full of thunder storms and tornado warnings at night, and scorching heat in the day. Rarely, as this year, we get a pleasant and late blooming spring. … Continue reading The College World Series and the Kingdom of God

Portents in Heaven and Signs on Earth: Pentecost’s Call for Creation Care

One of my favorite stretches of highway is I-35 between Emporia and Wichita, Kansas. That section winds through the heart of the Flint Hills, one of the last large sections of intact tallgrass prairie in North America. It’s stunning at any time of year; each season brings its own variation of color and texture, and … Continue reading Portents in Heaven and Signs on Earth: Pentecost’s Call for Creation Care

Mountains Beyond Mountains: Address to the 162nd Annual Meeting of Trinity Cathedral

The 2003 book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician who has dedicated his life to delivering quality medical care to some of the poorest and most remote parts of the world. The book focuses particularly on his work to help tackle the public health crisis posed by tuberculosis in … Continue reading Mountains Beyond Mountains: Address to the 162nd Annual Meeting of Trinity Cathedral