Soul Seeing: What God asks of us is simple. Be there. Show up. Open yourself. It's often struck me that God is an incredibly elegant manager of talent that way.
Soul Seeing: I went to a wedding in Paris, Kan., one weekend, and Bishop Morrie's Sunday homily stunned me. I had never heard a sermon on paying taxes before.
Soul Seeing: On a trip to Thailand, I encountered a praying Buddhist woman who embodied what the "praying church" is.
Soul Seeing: Poetry is theology leaping out of the file cabinet and into the heart. It is the Word or words that stir our souls.
Soul Seeing: I was a tourist in India in 2006, brought by accident to an orphanage run by Salesian sisters. What I saw changed my life.
Soul Seeing: Not crazy about the films up for Oscars this year? Then try some of these entertaining and soulful movies.
Soul Seeing: If you look around my office prayer space or on my bedroom dresser, you'll notice one constant: broken conch and whelk shells everywhere.
Soul Seeing: River House, an adult day care center, teaches me what the TV prophets and pundits don't know.
Soul Seeing: I do not know how sins can be forgiven. I grasp the concept, but I do not understand how foul can be made fair.
Bill Maher, the comedian and atheist, taped an interview with my classmate Morrie, the bishop of Paris, Kan., for airing on his HBO show over the holidays. It was pulled. Fortunately, I have a transcript. Here are the highlights, minus the laughs, oohs and ahhs.
Maher welcomes Morrie, who comes out dressed in a smile, a burgundy cashmere sweater, and non-iron khakis from Banana Republic. They sit.
Maher: Well, I must say I didn't expect a bishop to look so dapper. Did you lose your pointy hat on the way here?