God Found An Atheist in Theology Class

Father John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about an atheist student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university student’s file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology...

Look Up and Walk Upright

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the...

It Smells Like God, Not Rain

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was still groggy from surgery. Her husband, David , held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news. That afternoon of...

Blessings and Dusty Shoes

I showered and shaved………….I adjusted my tie.   I got there and sat…………..in a pew just in time.  Bowing my head in prayer………as I closed my eyes.   I saw the shoe of the man next to me…..touching my own. I sighed.  With plenty of room on either side……I thought, ‘Why...