JLA Dialogue

How James Luther Adams Became Important to Me and Why He Still Is

Judith Deutsch

James Luther Adams in His Own Words

James Luther Adams: A Time To Speak

Who was James Luther Adams and why is he important for those who care about the fate of liberalism—liberal religion and liberal democracy alike—in this age of anxiety?  For an answer there is no better place to begin than Adams’s own dialogues at a gathering of the Collegium Association, at Craigville, Massachusetts, in 1986.  We […] Read More

In Memoriam

In memory of David Parke

Peter Iver Kaufman: IF MEMORY SERVES “David doesn’t email,” Kim Beach emailed me. I had hoped to offer David Parke a partnership: he would respond to the Dialog prompt about JLA, and I would append my getting to know him through David’s admiration many years ago. That won’t be possible–at least the first part–but i […] Read More

In memoriam: David Boynton Parke

Fathers’ Day, June 21, 2020 With deep sadness we mark the death of the Reverend Dr. David Boynton Parke, on June 6, 2020.  He fell while walking to the nearby home of his daughter, Robin, in Boston, Massachusetts, and died from his head injury a few days later.  David had a long career in parish […] Read More

Conversations on Culture, Public Life, Religion

A call for communities of faith to take action on climate change

This is one of two responses to Professor Jared Aaron Farley’s 2019 James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society, presented at the University of New Mexico. —GKB Response to the James Luther Adams Forum Lecture The Rev. Angela Herrera, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque November 10, 2019 University of New Mexico Thank […] Read More

On Reading the Gospel of Mark with Two Eyes

James Luther Adams noted that “the quality of Jesus’ words was matched only by the quality of his life.  Indeed, if he had not possessed his power with words, we would not now know about the power of his life.”  The Gospels of the New Testament are the primary source of what we know of […] Read More

John Howard Yoder on The Church as Witness to Peace

The Trump regime has brought us to the brink of disastrous war.  Facing this crisis, will we as a religious community give witness to peace?  The following address is as timely and  challenging today as it was when first presented by John Howard Yoder in 1984. The text is transcribed from Yoder’s James Luther Adams […] Read More