Holy Trinity Blog

Welcome to the Holy Trinity Church Blog!

Our blogging team includes pastors, professors, students, spiritual directors and most of all followers of Jesus willing to share our steps and missteps along The Way.

Our dream for this blog is simply to provide weekly spiritual nourishment through the assorted personalities and lives of our blogging team. You will be treated to various styles and diverse content. We invite you to use this blog as seems best to you within the already existing rhythms and routines of your spiritual life.

Future blog posts will help us:

  • Taste and see that the Lord is good…
  • Know that Jesus really is the bread of life…
  • Understand that in God we live and move and have our being…

We invite you to return here periodically. If you soul cries out, if your heart is thirsty, let’s learn to do life together in the goodness of God. Let’s learn to walk in the gentle peace and gracious pace of Jesus.

Tradition

“Tradition.” It’s a word that turns many people away. But I think that is because people often confuse it with “traditionalism.” As someone pointed out, tradition is the living faith of dead people, while traditionalism is the dead faith of living people. In fact, when we gather for Eucharist every Sunday those who are celebrating are not only the ones who visibly amble up to the altar, but also participating are members of what is called the Church Triumphant. Psalm 78 is a good example. Israel is to pass on (tradition) the stories of God’s faithfulness to succeeding generations. And in 1 Corinthians 11:23 Paul introduces the words often used in the Lord’s Supper 2000 years later by beginning, “I […]

Celebrating Four Years

Holy Trinity Church Fourth Anniversary September 2013 My Presence will go with you… There is a memorable occasion in the forming of Israel into God’s people that God promised Moses: My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. (Ex. 33:14) Holy Trinity is also being shaped by God’s presence. He is the power that launched us. He sustained our lives together these first four years. He enabled us to carry each other in the challenges of church planting: risk, learning curves, hard work and financial challenges; as well as sickness, hardship, heartache and loss. But his presence also enabled new friendships, forgiveness of one another, serving one another, learning to worship together as followers of Jesus […]

A Clearer View

Jesus seemed to have rich and full life. One might even say he was busy. But he was never out of control, never in a hurry. He maintained his pace and his poise through an ongoing conversation with his Father. He said: I only do the things I see my father doing… (John 5:19) I don’t do anything on my own… (John 5: 30) I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me… (John 6:38) I only say the things I see hear my Father saying… (John 12: 49, 50) Jesus was alert to God and others. He noticed people—especially the least, the last, the left out and the marginalized. […]