His hands kept moving. As he leaned into the podium they just wouldn't stop. In one moment they were pointing to a student in the front row. In the next they were making fists near his chest. They flew back and forth with a weight about them. They had their own gravitational pull.
Maybe that's what was drawing hushed attention his way.
As Frank Cordaro talked, the undergraduate students at Avila University weren't just listening. They were absorbing.
With a title like "Following the Nonviolent Jesus: Why Christians Should Be In Jail," maybe that's to be expected.
Cordaro, who was speaking to an audience of undergraduate students, local activists, and religious at the Kansas City, Mo. university Sept. 23, covered the gamut of Christian history to support his unusual claim that more Christians should be in jail.