Last week, I pulled out a DVD I’ve had in my possession for a long time, but had never watched. It was filmed in a living room where Brennan Manning, N.T. Wright, and I were all listening to Richard Rohr give a presentation. At various times, the camera panned all of us one by one.
Wright, Manning, Rohr, and I all spoke at this particular event together. (For the both of you who have theological issues with any of those names, calm down. I’ve never spoken at a conference where I jotted every theological “T” with any of the other speakers. Okay? Okay.)
As I watched the DVD, it occurred to me that the video was shot in 2007 — 10 years ago! I paused for a second in disbelief. 10 years? That event felt like it occurred only 3 years ago. With few exceptions, everyone in the room looked different than they do today. Brennan Manning has since passed, and I’ve lost touch with many of those who attended that conference. But looking back on it, I’m glad I said “yes” to that opportunity.[Continue Reading…]