Why I am not yet a Catholic
On two occasions I decided to become Catholic. Both times I had to wait because I had been asked to preach or preside as a Methodist.
The peacemaking challenge in Israel/Palestine
Why is so much energy aimed at protesting Israel's occupation of the West Bank? Such actions are unlikely to move the levers of power.
Insights from Origen on prayer
Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
An electrician shines shoes in Tijuana
"I went to college," the man said. "I got one more year, then I go over there and start working."
The priest asked the thief why he would return a ruined tire. He said, with surprise, Because it wasn't mine, Father. Are you paying attention?
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