Celebrate the holidays with this engaging and informative collection of poetry and prose. Forty-six selections touch varied expressions and intentions--secular and traditional, ancient and modern. A... More > reader will find joy and inspiration in this beguiling book that illuminates the holidays in all their richness.< Less
The story begins on July 4, 1976, when radio talk show personality C. C. Farr returns to his home town in Vermont and attends a Bicentennial Celebration. Fate joins Farr to venerable U.S.... More > Representative Porter Samuels and powerful newspaper publisher Howard Barnard. Together they launch a grass roots campaign, “Born Again American:” Their goal is to make Farr a household name so Farr will win Samuels’ seat in the House upon Samuels’ retirement. Farr is unaware of Barnard and Samuels’s real mission: to manipulate Farr and control his activities in Congress.
This tale, now resurrected from the ash heap of recent history, foretells trends that became a cynical political path at the turn of the millennium: talk radio, evangelical religion, and populist conservatism.< Less
The Parliament of World Religions, held in Chicago in 1893, introduced America to world religions. The Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, IL, invited exotic speakers from the Parliament to speak from its... More > pulpit. From that era until now, World Religions have been prominent at the Hinsdale Unitarian Church. This sermon series built on this tradition. It takes a "mosaic" approach in presenting a defining aspect of seven great world religions.< Less