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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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    • Agog in Oakland USA

    • Visiting the 'New' Catholic Cathedral Christ the Light
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Joe Leahy
    • Length: 50 mins
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    In a City named Oakland, situated on San Francisco Bay, is the recognition that the construction of a modern Roman Catholic Cathedral captures the visual and religious sensibilities of the diverse worshipers of what these residents, mere humans with a lifetime so short, have built to their God with skill and style and up-to-date techniques for its 600 thousand or more Diocesan members use.

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    • First in Series of Ongoing Interviews with Christian Poets

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Miranda Crandall
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Pamela Cranston is an engaging and interesting woman, who as a poet has grown so much in these past years - that one well-known Western United States poet told me. Her sense of the Almighty, tastes in Biblical writing as literature and her thoughts on religious ideal, and some of her views of the 21st Century Church are touched on in this interview given by her over the phone June, 2011 from San Francisco's East Bay to the writer's home north of San Francisco.

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    • Interview: Christian Poet Philip Kolin of Mississippi, USA

    • Lives His Faith, Telling Here of His Work - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Scott E. Bishop
    • Length: 59 mins
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    For some time I have thought about and even meditated on the work of poetry recent to the body of this interview series, as created by the excellent Roman Catholic Christian poet Philip Kolin, of Mississippi, USA. His recent collection is titled "Reading God's Handwriting: Poems," as published by Kaufmann Publishing.

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    • An American Journalist Named Ben Harris, Who Works for Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 20 mins
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    An American journalist named Ben Harris, who works for Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), is traveling the world in search of stories about Jews in their various communities. This lively interview with Harris, the "Wandering Jew", about his travels and traveling, was done mostly by email, with two conversations via webcam on Skype. When this writer spoke to Harris off the record for background, he was in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency offices in New York City, but the reported interview via email comes mostly while he was abroad.

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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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    • 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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    • Discovering Christ in Words of Faith

    • Poems
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Steve Sorensen
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    The second slim book of poems by Peter Menkin, a continuation of the first, this work was an early inspiration in the manuscript preparation for his other works.

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    • Historic and Rare: 'The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre' (1640) Is for Sale - for $31 Million

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Vernon Kuehn
    • Length: 18 mins
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    An historic, original copy of The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre, also known as The Bay Psalm Book, first published in 1640, is for sale, with an asking price $31 million dollars. The sale will fund the future ministry and life of the Old South Boston Church. The book is described as "the first fruit of the American press". The first book printed in British North America, it was also the first book entirely written in the Colonies. Of the first printing of 1,700 copies only eleven copies are known to have survived.

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    • Interview: About Poet Susan Wheeler

    • Her Book 'Ledger' and Other Works
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Timi Grogan
    • Length: 39 mins
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    Poet Susan Wheeler's interview is another in an ongoing series with Anglican and Christian poets. Professor Wheeler is director of Princeton University's creative writing department (Lewis Center for the Arts) in New Jersey. The students in the class immediately spoke of her personal relationship with Jesus. She was found out. She had a personal relationship with Jesus, and [it was] sort of thrilling. After that she became overt in her references. Ledger and Other Works is a combination of selected works. Ledger is about faith and stewardship.

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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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    • Commentary and Report: 'Is Marriage Worth Defending?'

    • A Policy Paper by American Think-Tank Institute on Religion & Democracy
    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ritter
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    This is a comprehensive and well-researched paper that should encourage those working to preserve marriage as an institution that strengthens our society. The paper on marriage written by Alan Wisdom titled, "Is Marriage Worth Defending," has been on my own interest-screen since January, 2011. This likeable and readable paper of some note and considerable interest on the subject of traditional marriage, with a section on Gay Marriage, was originally produced in 2009 by Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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    • Interview: Night Ministery in San Francisco

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Darin Wolfe
    • Length: 27 mins
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    During a photo show, held in the Gallery 1055 in San Francisco, and a Gallery created by The Rt. Reverend Marc Andrus for display of religious and spiritual work relevant to the Diocese and its ministry, the author spoke with The Night Minister himself. Later this writer interviewed The Reverend Lyle Beckman in November, 2010 by phone in the evening on two separate evenings. This intriguing interview that tells so much of his work, and the work of others in Night Ministry.

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    • Interview: Getting to know Yale Institute of Sacred Music Through Martin Jean, Through David Stowe

    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Art Hadley
    • Length: 41 mins
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    In an effort to discover what the Yale Institute of Sacred Music does - and even take a look at how the Institute of Sacred Music explores Christianity - these two interviews were developed. The first is with Martin Jean, Director of the Institute. He speaks directly to the listener about the Institute. The second interview is with new fellow at the Institute for Sacred Music, David Stowe. He exemplifies one aspect of exploring Christianity and looking at Sacred Music.

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    • The Real Scoop from Reverend Doctor in Indiana about Mental Illness

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    • By: Peter Menkin
    • Narrated by: Scott E. Bishop
    • Length: 31 mins
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    In a conversation spanning half hour segments numbering seven on the same number of separate days this religion writer talked with the Reverend Doctor Lawrence Michael Cameron, OAC. The subject: Mental Illness. That is the Reverend Doctor's business and has been for 25 years as a pastoral counselor. We talked by phone to his home in Indiana from mine in Mill Valley, California. An advocate for the mentally ill, Doctor C, as he is affectionately known, bent his comments to let the listener know of his favorable sense of hope for mentally ill people and their treatment.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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