Understanding and the tragedy of Michael Brown

Michael Brown’s killing this week, and it’s aftermath, is a reminder of the fragile state, the fractured state, of our cities race relations.   It is a tragedy with no final explanation, but one that calls for ongoing understanding. Karl Marx … Continue reading

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Boy Problems…

 I have a friend who teaches at a Christian college who recently told me a story about a male student who took it on himself to correct the way a few students dressed.  Not, of course, male students.   He targeted … Continue reading

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Macau/Singapore

I think it is impossible to put into words the gift KBC (you) have given to the seven teens and 4 adults who went on the mission/conference trip to Macau/Singapore. The opportunity was extraordinary and generous. It was transformative and … Continue reading

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From the Organ Dedication 10 years ago

“From the Organ Dedication 10 years ago” How Sweet the Sound – a meditation on the occasion of an Organ Dedication (Quimby Opus 56 at Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis) Based on Psalm 81:1-5 and 95:1-7 Scott Stearman, Ph.D. June … Continue reading

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Natural Evil

Like you, I’ve been, yet again, amazed at the picture of destruction coming from my home state of Oklahoma. The flattened homes, the decimated schools, the cars tossed like croutons in a salad are images I’d happily live without. My … Continue reading

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Cloud of Witnesses 10 Years On

  A couple of weeks ago Phil Maxwell wrote a very eloquent and lovely letter about my 10 year anniversary as your Pastor.  It was poignant and appreciated.  The letter was followed by a hilarious song written by our Keith … Continue reading

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Where to Look – Easter Sunday 2013 – Luke 24:1-12

One of the immutable laws of the universe is that if you are trying to find something you’ve lost, it really helps to know where to look.  Of course this leads to the common silly refrain we hear when we … Continue reading

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The Downton Effect

I don’t know that I’ve ever written an article on a television show before.  I’m far from a TV addict, and generally consider most of it to be a waste of time.  But Cecelia and I have been enjoying, as … Continue reading

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Lynne Cooper

Follow this link for my article on an extraordinary example of moral courage and Jesus-like compassion: https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/27446/stearman_cooper_voices_100912  

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Eulogy

As most of you are aware, my dad has been in treatment for lymphoma for a few years.  We got news on Friday September 28 that dad’s cancer had spread to his brain.  On the following Wednesday, October 3, he … Continue reading

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