A Story About Re-Conversion

I am releasing some Christmas stories from my books. This version was in “Exactly as I Remember it.” There will forever be an empty chair at our table. Our unborn son Liam would have been 21 this year. I would have loved to have had the chance to be his dad. A Story About Re-ConversionContinue reading “A Story About Re-Conversion”

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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078193PD8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512794286&sr=8-2&keywords=shane+bishop+book   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.

My new book is now available on Amazon!

You can now order my new book “Love God. Love People. Don’t Do Dumb Crap.” on Amazon! This collection of stories moves from death toward life with plenty of warmth, Southern Illinois grit and humor. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1532360177/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_tKVjAbB0C857V -Rev. Shane L. Bishop, a Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church, has been theContinue reading “My new book is now available on Amazon!”

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)”