A Modern Revelation [Episcopal Café Magazine]

The Apostle Paul was knocked off his horse in a blinding flash. Emperor Constantine saw a burning white-hot cross in the sky. John the Divine cowered in his cave as he watched the stars fall.

Christianity has always been propelled forward by life-changing revelations.

My apocalyptic moment happened at a computer desk in a tiny studio apartment in the northern reaches of Manhattan, amid a clutter of papers and half-empty coffee cups.

But it was no less earth-shattering than if an angel with a flaming sword showed up at the door delivering the news.