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  • It made a day of canvassing worth the effort…

    June 20, 2012

    Last Saturday I volunteered for Washington United for Marriage, wandering the crowds at Fall City Days in the beautiful Cascade foothills, asking if people would sign a card of support for our Marriage Equality campaign.  (The Washington State Legislature passed … Continue reading

  • The Birth of a Novel

    May 30, 2012

    On Sunday morning, August 30th, 1992, I was in a pew in Westminster Presbyterian Church/Buffalo, NY for 10:00 am worship.  Something in the sermon–I cannot recall what specifically–raised a daring thought to mind.  I grabbed the only paper available, the … Continue reading

  • Dear 8th-grader Hannah…

    May 28, 2012

    ANSWERS TO 8th GRADER HANNAH’S THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS This delightful request was re-posted on FaceBook on May 27th, 2012. Hi! My name is Hannah __________. I’m an 8th grader at _________ middle school and was wondering if you would be interested … Continue reading

  • A page of “The Kairos” comes alive!

    April 11, 2012

    If (1) someone spoke life-changing words to you when you were a college junior, AND (2) you included those words in a novel you wrote to fulfill a lifetime dream 46 years later, AND (3) that good soul consented to … Continue reading

  • Seattle Men’s Chorus Director’s kudos … and a grateful reply

    February 25, 2012

    A proud author moment? When Dennis Coleman, leader of the world’s largest gay men’s community chorus offered this blurb for THE KAIROS: “I couldn’t put this book down! It captivated my imagination and combined my love of theology with historical … Continue reading