Lost in my running “prayer-trance,” I was immediately startled by the booming sound of the bells that began to ring at the local Catholic Church. Instinctually, I looked in the direction of the sound, and processing out of the church were eight young men carrying a coffin. I immediately came to a complete stop, and at … More Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
I want my kids to go to school. I want to go to the movies. I want to go to my favorite restaurant. I want to go to the mall. I want to go to a holiday party. There was a time in my life when any of the above scenarios would have seemed fine, … More Being the Bearers of Hope, Love, and Faithfulness
As our conversation began to wrap up the Imam said to me, “Bishop, I have enjoyed our conversation and I would like to give you a gift.” With that, he reached into his briefcase and pulled out a copy of the Koran. “How kind of you,” I responded and then said, “And here is a … More How Silently the Wondrous Gift is Given