I don't quite understand how we got to have a priest who has written four books and is a professor of theology, but we thoroughly enjoyed having him.
And we just found all of his homilies and articles online! I haven't read them all, though I look forward to it.
From the past four months I can recommend
A Center for the Self, which will forever change the way I see the Fall landscape in Kansas,
Lost and Found, about the Examen Prayer, something I've been trying to remember to do,
Stewards of the Land, about an issue that divides this part of the world, and
Creative Rewrites in which he quotes Snoop Dogg and Dante in the same paragraph. :)
There are homilies about poetry, history, current events, saints, literature, and all with wonderfully clear nuggets of truth. What a blessing for our little parish.