“How do you know Pope Francis”
Quintin Moore gets asked this question quite frequently and he wonders the same thing sometimes. Long before he became friends with Father Francis, he was just a Pentecostal country kid growing up among the wheat fields of Severy, Kansas. The stepping stones from Severy to Rome were a series of sacred friendships that led Moore out of the fear-based legalism of his childhood faith into a transformative experience of God’s love and grace.
While pastoring a fast-growing church, he discovered the convergence movement, a confluence of the three historic streams of Christian expression; evangelical, sacramental, and charismatic. Soon after, he led is congregations into the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) and became Bishop Moore of the Diocese of Restoration, celebrating the ancient, calling forth the future, and changing the present in the process. One friend led to another until one day he was sitting across from Pope Francis, sharing a dream of unity among all followers of Jesus Christ.
Ancient Future Bishop is a reflection on a journey of discovery full of gratitude and wonder. Bishop Moore’s story reminds us that our traumas and losses, as well as our triumphs and joy, are all seeds full of potential for a redemptive destiny that can serve the good of the world.