Honoring 9/11

Watching the filmed version of the Broadway play COME FROM AWAY is a great way to honor the memory of 9/11. The response of the Canadians in the small town of gander Newfoundland is a tonic to any feelings of sorrow or morbidity this horrific event might evoke. See my review of this lively work …

A PEACEMAKER’S CHALLENGE: Review of What Belongs to God

David Livingston Edwards. Published May 25, 2021. ReadtheSpirit Books. 112 pages. The publication of peacemaker/folksong writer David Edwards’ book sadly comes after his death, but his memoir will live on, challenging fellow Christians to take a closer look at what the Scriptures teach about retaliation and nonviolence. Even though we share the same publisher, Readthe …

Who Stole My Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny

Publisher: Faith in Public Life (2020);  Paperback, 178 pages; ISBN: 9781735739205. As discerning leaders will see immediately, the subtitle of Jennifer Butler’s new book, could be categorized as a Liberation Theology book. For her, as for theologians who champion the rights of the excluded of all stripes, the Bible is a book of liberation. She is …

Interview with Ryan Daniel Dobson, Director of HOSEA

Conducted on September 25, 2020 After exchanging greetings, I began our conversation by my giving a background on Visual Parables and explaining my approach to film and VP’s interfaith readership. As with my other transcriptions, there are short gaps, marked by a series of periods, where my poor hearing prevented me from understanding a word, …