I make no secret of the fact that if I could teach only one book of the Bible, I would choose the Psalms.
Work without the opportunity to find its purpose and its contribution to creation in the service of others is work that can dehumanize.
I have often given talks on the importance of silence and on the need to listen. I know the value of these attitudes in prayer and in fruitful conversation. From the silence can emerge new ideas and insights.
Personally and institutionally we must enlarge our doors to allow the King of Glory and his entire entourage entrance and application.
The challenge and encouragement was for all of us to value and read our Bibles more vigorously—even as we prepared to listen to its word as a Church.