Tom Plum

About Tom Plum

Tom Plum is a Green Country (northeastern Oklahoma) writer and an ordained minister. Rev. Plum received his M.Div. from Oklahoma City’s Oklahoma Christian University.

The Art of Homily and the Conservative Critique

By |2019-01-07T15:16:43-05:00April 1st, 2017|

While ushering their congregations through a period of personal reflection and preparation, clergy have in the occasion of the sermon the opportunity to aid in the rediscovery of the church’s language, both as God’s medium of judgment and as his enduring, self-revelatory vehicle to the world… For clergy preparing for their flocks a meaning-rich [...]

A Military Chaplain’s Sermon for the Occasion of War at Advent

By |2018-12-08T00:31:00-05:00December 22nd, 2016|

The challenge for the soldier at Christmas is to question his agency, and to reflect upon the birth of the Christ child as both the pronouncement of demise for those who intend to make war, and of salvation for those who suffer its symptoms… In the beginning, God. In the beginning, God created. In [...]

October & the Opportunity for a New Language of Death & Dying

By |2015-10-11T15:06:23-05:00October 10th, 2015|

For B: Bone of my bone July 26, 1985 – May 9, 2015 “As of all foods, bread is the most essential, so the thought of death is the most necessary of all works. The remembrance of death amongst those in the midst of society gives birth to distress and meditation, and even more, [...]

Faith & Football: What Sunday Morning Can Learn from Sunday Afternoon

By |2015-09-10T23:52:14-05:00September 10th, 2015|

The Game Like any sports culture, American football arrives at its season with its own mythos. The difference is, here in the States, no other sporting event captures and communicates so well the id of the American psyche: good guys vs. bad guys, victory or defeat, and violence, violence, violence. But I am more [...]