A hopeful encounter with real-life "God's Gardeners."
"When someone is faced with a gun and chooses to respond with respect and love, that's hope."
We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation.
Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his faith.
Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children
For years, Charlene's face haunted me and compelled me to action.
Joshua Casteel was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison and later staffed open-air burn pits in Iraq. The experience changed his life—even as it cut it short.
A choral piece dedicated to “all who grieve and in memory of the children and adults of Sandy Hook Elementary School.”
Somehow I’ve had the good fortune until recently not to know who Theresa Caputo, (AKA the Long Island Medium) was. The long and short of it, in case you’ve been similarly privileged, is that she has a reality show and claims to speak to dead people. She also has a book, which I saw in the airport bookstore, and tours extensively (including where we are on vacation). Before I knew who she was, just looking at her book cover and the related press around her, I assumed she was the latest in a long string of prosperity gospel preachers.
Not exactly, but kinda.
It got me thinking about what folks like this have in common, be they prosperity-preaching ministers, self-help “Jesus light” media darlings, or channels for the dearly departed from Jersey Shore. Following is a list of traits they all seem to have in common.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A