This week's texts make me think about interfaith dialogue,
and interfaith dialogue makes me think of a conversation with my friend Ali. We
were trying to reconcile the fact that each of our religions--or at least some
segments of each of our religions--claims that the other's religion is flat out
I hope you're like me in at least one respect: I hope you're lucky enough to find yourself frequently working and worshiping with people of other faiths. I have come to believe that the future will be made of such moments.
For several years I was an associate pastor on the staff of a large congregation. I often found myself preaching on the Sunday following Easter, a Sunday that's sometimes called "low Sunday." In the rhythm of life among God's people, low Sunday is the calm after the storm.