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    • Notes on Spirit Rock

    • Visit to Monday Evening Buddhism Class with Jack Kornfield
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Spirit Rock is not a New Age Center, per se. Located in San Francisco's Bay Area (Marin County's Woodacre), Spirit Rock is home to Buddhists. They are not Zen Buddhists, as they emphasized. They are Theravada, as is one of their founding members the teacher and popular writer Jack Kornfield.

    Where it is located, Marin County, many find Spirit Rock a refreshing and spiritual place to visit and take for a retreat. Marin County, and in specific Southern Marin, is not a place for Christian worship.

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    • Interview: Noted American Evangelist Reverend Doctor Wayne Grudem Talks About Gay Marriage and Same Sex Blessings

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ritter
    • Length: 54 mins
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    I want to encourage the nation as a whole decide through a political process that one man and one woman is best for society. To see the political process working in society and not see the judicial side by fiat put such marriage on us. The standard of the bible specifies marriage between one man and one woman. In this unique hour and a half interview with The Reverend Doctor Wayne Grudem by telephone from the writer's home north of San Francisco with the Reverand at his Phoenix area home.

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    • Interview: Senior Minister of United Church of Christ Congregation Talks about Gay Marriage & Same Sex Blessings

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Korbid Thompson
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Senior Minister, Reverend Matt Broadbent of Los Altos, California Foothill Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, spoke with this writer by phone and webcam via Skype in February, 2010 about same sex marriage and same sex blessings. This is the first of a series of interviews with different clergy denomination members on the subject. Two other upcoming interviews are with The Rt. Reverend Marc Andrus of The Episcopal Church, USA (San Francisco Bay Area known as Diocese of California), and Rabbi Stephen Pearce of Reform Temple El Emanuel, San Francisco.

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    • Interview: Marie Howe Poet and Teacher

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
    • Length: 20 mins
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    This interview with Marie Howe, American poet and teacher, is the first of a series of three different interviews with American poets. Note some poems by Marie from her new book The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, are included in the Addendum to the interview - by permission of the poet, and of W.W. Norton publisher. Marie writes poetry of religious and spiritual kind, and other works most lovely and engaged in what one critic called the metaphysical.

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    • "Let the Church Say Amen"

    • A Documentary About the Downtrodden Black Neighborhood of Urban America by David Petersen
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Darin Wolfe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They dance. They sing. They speak in tongues and shout - so the Reverend Bobby Perkins elicits. Dauntless, a stand-up Christian, Reverend Bobby Perkins preaches in the subways of Washington, D.C. where he has a heart for the drug addicts. His church members preach on the streets and speak to the lowly; real conversation goes on in this documentary. These are real people, and you may not have met them before.

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    • Three Interviews with Jewish Rabbis of Torah.org

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Menkin of The Church of England Newspaper conducted significant interviews with three Rabbis on the topic of religious education. These interviews are unique due to the new success of Internet education and its use in Jewish learning and the teaching of the Torah, as well as Orthodox Jewish adult education.

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    • Interview: Poet/Translator Peter Cole Talks About Kabbalah and His Jewish Poetry

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In another of the ongoing series with Anglican and Christian poets this religion writer chose to interview Jewish poet and translator Peter Cole. One of his agents suggested a Jewish poet, though Ofer Ziv of Blue Flower Arts knew the series was made up of Christians and Anglicans. The mystic, poet, and secular Jewish married man of letters who is a scholar is reticent to use the word God in an interview, and even reticent to admit to a belief in the Almighty. Yet this religious and spiritual scholar and poet has a recent book of translations of works from the Kabbalah in the book titled The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition.

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    • Terrible

    • By Matt Levine on 07-29-15

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    • Report on Christ Church, Savannah, GA and its Breakway from the Episcopal Church

    • A Look at a Property Dispute
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Mike McKenzie
    • Length: 58 mins
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    In this article-interview that covers the property dispute between the Episcopal Church and Christ Church, Savannah regarding the breakaway Christ Church leaving that Communion and joining the Anglican Church in North America. This writer had the privilege of talking with a number of key people. Included in this group of people with whom the writer spoke was The Reverend Jim Elliott, an attorney who is Chancellor of the Diocese of Georgia (Episcopal Church).

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    • Visit to San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum: 'Are We There Yet?'

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Darin Wolfe
    • Length: 40 mins
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    The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco recently offered and continues to offer a unique show that explores (in audio alone) a question with a question: "Are We There Yet?" In an effort to find out about this uniquely special, creative museum, which is known in San Francisco but not even as far away as Los Angeles, let alone the rest of the world, this writer asked a Jewish law legal expert what is meant by asking a question with a question.

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    • Two Book Reviews: First Is Rule of St. Benedict by Kardong Reviewed by Peter Menkin

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ali Abadi
    • Length: 13 mins
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    A listener interested in St. Benedict’s Rule will find this 600 plus page work, published by The Liturgical Press a scholarly work. It can be used as a reference for reading, as in study, or as a reference work (so I think). The book speaks of St. Benedict’s sense of moderation, and his humility, an earmark of the book about the Rule itself, and a hallmark of the author who is a monk and priest.

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    • Film Review: Unique and Beautiful Statement of History as Portrayed by Art

    • 'The Mill & The Cross', Directed by Poland's Lech Majewski
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece The Way To Calvary depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than five hundred figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, The Mill & The Cross focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen.

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    • Interview: Missouri USA Poet Scott Cairns Tells About His Work

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Scott E. Bishop
    • Length: 47 mins
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    From one of the poems appearing in the interview-article with Scott Cairns, Missouri USA Poet: Advent Scott Cairns. We talked by phone between my home in Mill Valley, California and his home in Missouri; the interview follows. Though Scott Cairns wrote his answers after a background conversation, there was one follow-up to his answers to the questions. That was asked in writing by email and answered in writing by email.

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    • The New Pope Francis

    • An American View by Two Yale Divinity School Professors
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ritter
    • Length: 26 mins
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    This book draws on case material from Yale Professor, Sister Janet Ruffing's experience with directees and students for many years as well as postmodern understandings of the narrative-creating self.

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    • Pope Francis

    • By Paula on 06-23-16

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    • Interview: Robert Siegel, poet of Maine, USA, Speaks on His Work

    • Ongoing Series of Conversations with Anglican and Christian Poets
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    For my way of thinking, the work of a poet is the result of a gift. This is especially true of a poet who writes poetry of faith. Robert H. Siegel of Maine, USA, is a man with a gift. He is also a man who writes poetry that reflects his faith while writing about God's creatures, animals and such, in a lovely way that a naturalist can love. So I believe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Late Siegel a fine poet with sense of humor

    • By Peter Menkin on 12-13-13

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    • Seasons of Faith

    • Religious and Spiritual Poetry
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: William Bailey III
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Seasons of Faith: Religious and Spiritual Poetry captures listeners' senses and give them a reflective experience - allowing them to boost their spirit and inspire them to live a meaningful life. Spiritually inspiring, filled with insights, and life altering, Seasons of Faith: Religious and Spiritual Poetry is engaging poetry that everyone will surely enjoy.

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    • An avant reading by African American in warm tones

    • By Peter Menkin on 12-13-13

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    • The Opossum That Came To Visit, Revise from 1999

    • Prose Poem
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Crystal A. Sershen
    • Length: 6 mins
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    That's what the cats that lived in the house said about her. They also said that she was one of the homeliest creatures they'd ever set sights on and in their conversations about. Tilde, whom they liked to talk about since she was new. They never once questioned where she came from or where she might be going.

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    • This sweet story has an Opossum in it and racoons

    • By Peter Menkin on 12-13-13

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    • Prose Poem: All the Gods on the Front Lawn

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: A. T. Chandler
    • Length: 7 mins
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    An old Ford with simple carburetor called a farm vehicle from 1965, the all steel monster filling the end of the driveway against the sidewalk and white picket fence is adorned with gods, figures, wicked and mean creatures of plaster and perhaps sculpted elves. Mixed among the flowers by the walk, and towards the west where the mountains stand before the ocean begins is a line-up of gods like headstones for memory of previous tenants in this rooming house among the redwood trees.

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    • True personal story of living in boarding house...

    • By Peter Menkin on 12-13-13

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    • Poem by Peter Menkin: Apophatic Prayer

    • A Transcription, December 1999
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Robert McCoy
    • Length: 7 mins
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    This work was originally a set of transcription notes from a talk given by Father Michael Fish, monk, New Camaldole of Big Sur, at Incarnation Monastery, Berkeley. Father Michael spoke of his life in contemplative prayer as a Benedictine living in Big Sur at Immaculate Heart Hermitage. In an effort to catch the poetic sensibility of his long talk of more than an hour, held in the urban monastery chapel, I distilled the notes from the talk I attended as a poem.

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    • Series of Shorter Articles as Seen Church of England Newspaper, London

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Al Remington
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Read a number of shorter, interesting pieces including one on Rowan Williams and meeting the Pope with Benedictine Camaldolese monks, and a short essay on Elvis Presley singing Gospels. Read also about Lewis Lapham, and even a book review on Christ's last words - all by Peter Menkin.

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    • Obituary: A Fine Man...

    • The Reverend Doctor Herbert F. Brokering, Pastor
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ali Abadi
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The Reverend Doctor Herbert F. Brokering, pastor, author, lyricist, speaker, and hymn writer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), died Nov. 7 of congestive heart failure at his apartment in Bloomington, Minn., according to his son, Mark. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America news service says in its report, "Brokering, 83, was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Bloomington."

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