Monthly Archives: July 2014

Questions about Xpujil, Mexico

The Presbytery of the Mid-South sponsored four mission trips to Xpujil, Mexico, this summer to build water cisterns. Robin Last was a member of a team that went in July. Trinity also sponsored two UTM students, Ashleigh Burton and Danielle Leggett, on the June mission trip. This Sunday, Robin, Ashleigh, and Danielle will share their… Read more


Last week, I spent four days on retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, KY. The monks host what they describe as “silent, unstructured, and undirected” retreats so participants can listen and hear the voice of God in an attitude of prayer. Retreatants are asked to speak only in designated areas. Most areas are… Read more

Sin As Hope

Have you ever thought of sin as hope? Barbara Brown Taylor, in her book Speaking of Sin, does just that. In fact, she asserts that “sin is our only hope.” She writes [S]in is our only hope, because the recognition that something is wrong is the first step toward setting it right again. There is… Read more