What is the most exciting book you
have read in the last year? What did you find so interesting or compelling?
The Passage of Power: The Years of
Lyndon Johnson - A fascinating look at
the Kennedy assassination and Lyndon Johnson's first year
plus as President, and the civil rights bills that he was able
to get through congress.
What in your view is the greatest
challenge facing people of faith today?
Separating the explanations of the
past from the reality of the God experience.
Can you describe the Christianity
you give your heart to? What do you consider the essence of being a Christian?
The Christianity that calls me to live fully, to love
wastefully, to be all that I can be, and that compels me to make the same
thing possible for everyone else.
In your book Reclaiming the
Bible for the Non-Religious World (2011), you pack a lifetime of thought
and study into 409 engaging and provocative pages. How would you summarize your
message to people searching for faith and meaning today?
The Bible is not sacred; it points to that which is
sacred and it guides us toward that goal.
What do you consider the most vivid
or rewarding aspect of your years in service, scholarship and leadership?
Having eleven clergy who served with me in the Diocese
of Newark become bishops.
question do you wish we would ask you?
were you so lucky as to marry Christine?