“And as we talk about the Church’s role in the public arena now, it is worth recalling that Ambrose previously was a lawyer and politician who came to be a powerful voice in the Church for celibacy and voluntary poverty. If that happened today, few, I think, would doubt the transformative power of faith in our Lord.”
Pastor Stephen Grant?
Stephen Grant is the pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on eastern Long Island. Grant is one of the more unique second-career clergy around, as he once worked for the CIA. Besides theology, his interests include archery, golf, writing, classic films, the beach, poker, baseball, and history. Grant also knows his wines, champagnes and brews. Oh yes, he generally dislikes politicians, and happens to be an expert marksman with a handgun and a rifle, while being pretty handy with a combat knife as well.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
9) Grant dislikes modern – or is it post-modern? – church architecture.
8) Father Tom Stone led his parish away from the lefty Episcopal Church and into the orthodox Anglican Church in North America
7) C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity partially inspires the Pope’s call for “A Public Mission of Mere Christianity.”
6) Pastor Grant loves the liturgy and traditional hymns.
5) Prayer plays a big role in the book.
4) The traditional Christian views on marriage, sex and family are embraced.
3) There are monks who happen to be great at barbecuing – Grillin’ with the Monks!
2) Grant goes on TV to discuss/debate radical Islam and religion in the public square.
1) The Lutheran Grant, the Anglican Stone and the Roman Catholic Father McDermott – three friends – believe traditional Christians across denominations must offer a unified voice on moral issues where the biblical imperative is clear.
Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel can be purchased from Amazon.com’s CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/3481414
Or, the book can be purchased from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1453801030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284850170&sr=1-1
Monday, April 11, 2011
Read the excerpt here.