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Public Issues Publications:

"Sex Ed: Abstinence, yes, but also compassion," Roanoke Times, August 8, 1994, p. A5.

"The courts, Bible, and abortion issue," Roanoke Times, November 16, 1994, p. A10.

"Call to Renewal: Christians appeal for compassion," co-authored with Katy Scott,
  Roanoke Times, April 17, 1996, p. A9.

"Evolution or not, we are accountable," Roanoke Times, November 13, 1996, p. A12.

"Classroom inclusion in Montgomery County: Balancing the needs of special and regular
  students," co-authored with Fred S. Morton IV, Roanoke Times, March 13, 1998, p. A9.

 

From 1996-2003 I was a member of the Montgomery County Schoolboard.

During this time I distributed an e-mail newsletter to many of my constituents.

My experience with this is described in the publication below:

"Democracy on the Net," Electronic School, January, 1999, pp. 24-25.

Thanks to Mike Ewing, these newsletters-some 70 of them-are now archived here.

 

"Violent media may have a cathartic role in healthy lives," Roanoke Times, May 7, 1999,
   p. A15.

"Never Oversimplify," Commencement Speech to Philosophy Graduates, Virginia Tech,
May 15, 1999.

"Imagine a public school where Jesus is the principal," Roanoke Times, September 25,
  1999, p. A13.

"Leaving Our Comfort Zones," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, September 24, 2000.

"Finding a new mascot for a new millenium," Virginia Tech Conductor, insert in Virginia
Tech Spectrum, December 1, 2000 issue.

"Socrates would not have survived the SOLs," Roanoke Times, February 18, 2001, pp. H1 & H5.

"The Gift of Our Imperfections," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, April 22, 2001.

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: Whitewashed?" Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, February 3, 2002.
    A significantly shortened version of this was published as: "Checking the Status of a Dream
    The second part of the message gets whitewashed," Roanoke Times, January 19, 2003, pp. H1 & H5.

"A faulty criticism of gay life," Roanoke Times, July 17, 2002, p. A17.

"Turning Wine into Water," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, August 18, 2002.

"40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Acres (and a mule)," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church,
    March 30, 2003.

"Beyond Your Board's Code of Ethics," National School Boards Association Convention, San Francisco, CA,
    April 8, 2003.   Power Point presentation.  PDF file of presentation handout.  "Cub Scouts on the SB" handout.

"The Most Segregated Hour in America?" Roanoke Times, NRV Current, April 27, 2003, p. 6.
Reprinted in Virginia Tech Conductor, insert in Virginia Tech Spectrum, December 5, 2003 issue.

"From the Meaning of Life to a Meaningful Life," presented to student groups several times since 1985. Power Point presentation.

"Conflict and Mediation," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, January 29, 2006.

"While We Run This Race," Sermon at Asbury United Methodist Church, March 29, 2009.

"Coming Home," Sermon at Richfield United Church of Christ, June 27, 2010.