Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Cannot Tell You How History-Shattering These Events Are

Mosul's Christian martyrs, and the modern world's insularity epidemic

It was a Christian family from Mosul who supported me in the early days of my ordained service and I owe them for all subsequent professional experiences.  They also showed me a form of Christianity far deeper and more open-minded than the WASP-dominated Episcopal Church of the 1980's.  In an age such as ours, infused with ill-nature and willful ignorance of Christianity, this causes me, in quiet, un-guarded moments, more distress than I'm generally willing to admit.