You Don’t Hear Fathers Talk About This Much

You don’t hear father’s talk about this much. This is an excerpt from my latest book: Re-Conversion (The “God is Good” Story) (Sumner, Illinois, circa 1996) Sometime in late 1992, I attended a seminar on how to do ministry with Senior Adults held in Peoria, Illinois. There was this feeble, little man who inched upContinue reading “You Don’t Hear Fathers Talk About This Much”

I Was Thinking About Mortality Today…

I was thinking about mortality today. Not morbidity. Just mortality. I am 55. Seems shocking just to read. It’s really a pretty good age. Oldish but not old. Balding but not bald. Slowing but not slowed. That kind of stuff. My best friend from high school died this year. No warning. Just working out andContinue reading “I Was Thinking About Mortality Today…”

My New Book is on Kindle!

We are up on Kindle! This is my first venture into the world of eBooks!   Here is the link:   I have word the book will be restocked on Amazon next week. Yes we sold out!   Thanks! -Rev. Shane L. Bishop is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Shade in the Shadow (of death)

Shade in the Shadow (of death) This afternoon I was a parish pastor. Nothing more. Nothing less. I sat with a friend who (apart from a miracle) will die soon and his wife. She and I talked. She cried and I cried. He could not talk. He could not cry. He just breathed. There wasContinue reading “Shade in the Shadow (of death)”

Walking in the Valley (Of the Shadow)

I am reflecting on this strange thing I do for a living.  My job these days is a unique combination of CEO and preacher but this week I have mainly been a parish minister.  No different than when my church ran 200 and not 2,000.  No different at all.  We have suffered three deaths atContinue reading “Walking in the Valley (Of the Shadow)”