It’s a crisis that is compounded because it seems to run counter to my vocation as a priest.
It’s a crisis of speech. It’s a crisis of voice.
In the face of the bigness of the challenges that face us as a human race, a country, a city, a community, and a church (locally and globally), I wonder what I have to say. What qualifies me to speak anything, even if I had something to say?
As I matriculated through seminary (both times – the Interdenominational Theological Center and the School of Theology at the University of the South), I was constantly fixated on two of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible, namely Isaiah and Ezekiel. Isaiah represented the paragon of faith. After all, he had seen the Lord “high and lifted up” with the train of…
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