Category Archives: Public Life

Poetry and Public Prayer

We Americans are once again in a full-throated struggle over the viability of our republican institutions of constitutional government. The would-be despot our founders feared has indeed seized administrative control of our national government while the party he commandeered knuckles … Continue reading

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Conversation

[To My Readers: My posting has been delayed while a tech crew repairs my hacked subscriber list. I hope to be up and running by June 26. Stay tuned!] It’s hard to get through the news these days without hearing … Continue reading

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The Arts of Peace: Some Working Thoughts

My wife Sylvia and I are co-chairing the tenth, indeed capstone, Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference, which will be held on November 21-24, 2019. The Conference will lift up and reflect on the role of the arts in peacemaking that … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin, In Fearful Times

We will not let our fear             beget the fear             that frozen into bullets             separates us from the love             that frees us from such fear,             that we forgetting all the faithful             who have gone before … Continue reading

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