Apology and retraction.
I owe Mark Mossa (he's not yet been ordained, btw) a retraction and an apology for one of the comments in the fisking below--the one insinuating his youth ministry and classroom work were failures. As he points out, I don't know him, apart from a selection of his writing. That was a cheap shot, and I withdraw it and apologize.
I won't be deleting it because I don't care for the "memory hole" approach to written mistakes. Apologize for it, but don't pretend you didn't write it.
If you're into happy endings, Mr. Mossa and I are engaged in a civil discussion offline, and it will remain offline.
He now has a blog, which you may be interested in.