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Name: Peter Menkin
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Peter Menkin is an aspiring poet whose work appears in his parish newsletter and on its website. Hence, he is known as a "Parish Poet." He lives in Mill Valley, CA USA. He has two books: Seasons of Faith: Religious and Spiritual Poetry; Discovering Christ in Words of Faith
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02/21/10 Methodists look towards Communion in England, Lutherans in America with Methodists and Episcopalians by Peter Menkin 344 Free to Share
01/27/10 Homily: A great preacher of the Church, John Chrysostom, by Peter Menkin 628 Free to Share
01/25/10 Speak to my Heart, poem by Peter Menkin 492 Free to Share
01/22/10 Commentary and report on Carter, God, and The Global Scourge against Women by Peter Menkin 375 Free to Share
12/07/09 The Awakening Spirit by Peter Menkin 371 Free to Share
12/06/09 Report and commentary on Pew Forum interview with Pastor Rick Warren by Peter Menkin 495 Free to Share
12/02/09 Homily about Missionary, Evangelist, Herald by Peter Menkin 418 Free to Share
11/14/09 Noted Lutheran minister, poet, lyricist Herb Brokering passed away, an Obituary, by Peter Menkin 984 Free to Share
11/13/09 Interview The Wandering Jew travels the world for stories, Ben Harris of Jewish Telegraphic Agency , by Peter Menkin 610 Free to Share
11/09/09 Interview LifeWay Southern Baptist teacher David Francis about Sunday school, the strong program, by Peter Menkin 732 Free to Share
11/08/09 Summer weather ballyhoo rejoice heat wave, poem by Peter Menkin 448 Free to Share
11/08/09 November Season, poem by Peter Menkin 443 Free to Share
11/08/09 Notes about Theology as a failed Poem, by Peter Menkin 387 Free to Share
11/08/09 Preacher and Word of Holy Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin 413 Free to Share
10/27/09 Interview Theology Professor tells about cell groups and Sunday schools in Southern Baptist Church by Peter Menkin 411 Free to Share
09/28/09 Homily, Archangel Michael by Peter Menkin 456 Free to Share
09/11/09 Preacher and Word of Holy Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin 640 Free to Share
08/11/09 Gratitude in Joy Sorrow, poem by Peter Menkin 530 Free to Share
07/25/09 Homily, She has always spoken to my heart 490 Free to Share
07/25/09 Book Review, Dwelling of the Light 385 Free to Share
06/26/09 Interview Christian formation, No longer your grandmother's Sunday school 551 Free to Share
06/21/09 Preparing for Worship written June 20, 2009 390 Free to Share
06/18/09 Special Report 50th Anniversary of Baptist Seminary in retrospective celebration Spring, 2009 541 Free to Share
06/18/09 That God is Love, Commentary on John 15 1 through 8 514 Free to Share
06/18/09 The resources weve known to support the seminary have diminished significantly 435 Free to Share
06/18/09 President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church 397 Free to Share
02/13/09 Homily: Martin Luther: Reformer, Hymnist 479 Free to Share
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03/22/09 A Reflection: In Celebration & Praise of The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Hail, thou
02/26/09 Round Is Not A Pregnant Shape, A Poem By Peter Menkin
02/20/09 Reflection on Poetic Wellspring
02/17/09 Notes From the Study House in March, No. 3
02/13/09 Spirituality and All That Jazz by Peter Menkin
02/13/09 “The Opossum That Came To Visit” (A title)..children's story...
02/13/09 One Word Prayers by Peter Menkin
02/13/09 Book Review: Benedict's Rule, a Translation and Commentary


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06/22/2012 Interview: Dovid Rosenfeld, teacher on the internet of Torah.org
06/14/2012 Interview: Shari Karney, Esq talks about the evil of Child Molesting
05/14/2012 Archbishop Rowan Williams, an Anglican, meets the Pope...good vibes and celebration...
05/14/2012 Interview: Rabbi Yaakov Menken talks internet and Orthodox Jewish Education
05/14/2012 Interview: Prominent Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein speaks about Jewish Education on the Internet
05/14/2012 Interview with noted Jewish Poet Peter Cole
05/14/2012 Ross Douthat's 'Bad Religion': The surrounding conversation by Peter Menkin
04/26/2012 Interview: Martin Jean, Director, Yale Institute of Sacred Music talks about his department by Peter Menkin
01/02/2012 Interview: Maine Poet Robert Seigel talks with Peter Menkin of his writing, including recent poems
07/05/2011 Commentary & Report: "Is Marriage worth Defending?" by Alan Wisdom, Institute on Religion & Democracy, by Peter Menkin
06/25/2011 Interview: Priest & Poet Pamela Cranston talks about God, poetry, and matters religious, by Peter Menkin
06/24/2011 Interview: Wayne Grudem talks about Gay Marriage & Same Sex Blessings by Peter Menkin
05/17/2011 Interview: Poet and Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes of New Hampshire
04/06/2011 Interview: Marie Howe poet by Peter Menkin
03/12/2011 Film Review: Of Gods and Men, excellent by Peter Menkin
02/07/2011 Arizona Shooting USA, a commentary by Disciples of Christ (by Peter Menkin)
02/07/2011 Interview: 'Day in the Life of a Bishop's Wife...'Jeanne Provenzano by Peter Menkin
12/19/2010 Review: Monastery's fruitcake tasting by Tante Marie Cooking School by Peter Menkin
12/14/2010 Interview: Vibrant show of Pacific Rim work at University of San Francisco by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Agog in Oakland: Visiting the "New" Catholic Cathedral Christ the Light by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Interview: Talking about God and running for office, what it is about...by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Obituary: Stanford University's Nelee Langmuir, Hidden Child of the Holocaust by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Review: Yale University's 'Reflections' No More Excuses...Confronting Poverty by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Interview: Artist and Priest Sally Brower talks about Art and Faith from North Carolina, USA by Peter Menkin
11/21/2010 Father Matthew Moretz of Christ Church, Rye, New York of YouTube fame by Peter Menkin
09/19/2010 Lesbian minister tried and convicted of performing homosexual weddings in Presbyterian Church USA by Peter Menkin
08/29/2010 Visions of Light toward end of Day, poem by Peter Menkin
08/20/2010 Writer's essay on Seventh Day Adventist editorial on living with God: Mercy, Surrender, and Reliance by Peter Menkin
08/14/2010 Interview: Emeritus Professor, Stanford University legal scholar Michael Wald speaks to Gay Marriage and Christian issues--written by Peter Menkin
08/07/2010 Friends of the Earth Middle East says Jordan River not suitable for Baptism: pollution by Peter Menkin
07/22/2010 Columnist 'Marj' Leegard passed away, wrote for 'Lutheran Woman Today': warmly missed by Peter Menkin
07/15/2010 Inmates graduate from Seminary at San Quentin Chapel as part of Southern Baptist program by Peter Menkin
07/08/2010 Presbyterians study Biblical Theological Reflection to find a way to policy on peace for Israel by Peter Menkin
07/05/2010 Presbyterian Church USA Middle East Study Committee recommends Kairos Document adoption for study by General Assembly 2010 by Peter Menkin
06/10/2010 Report on Presbyterian Church USA-Israel policy recommendations (Presbyterian study in Christianity) by Peter Menkiin
06/04/2010 Courage to pray Easter prayers, poem by Peter Menkin
06/04/2010 Friend of Man (2005), poem by Peter Menkin
06/04/2010 Speak to my Heart, poem by Peter Menkin
06/04/2010 Here is my consideration of a brief poem of waiting in a hospital emergency room, poem by Peter Menkin (2000)
06/04/2010 Some of the story of remembering the Fail Safe point and Russians--imaginary place no longer extant, memoir by Peter Menkin
06/04/2010 U.S. Supreme Court says Mojave Desert Cross can stay--it is a War Memorial, article by Peter Menkin
06/04/2010 $12 million Chair in Jewish studies at Stanford University reconstituted by Peter Menkin
04/24/2010 God knows your heart each day, each morning, poem by Peter Menkin
04/24/2010 Alleluah! He is risen! He is risen indeed!!, poem by Peter Menkin
04/12/2010 Report and commentary on Easter sermon explaining the Cross as given by Archbishop Rowan Williams By Peter Menkin
04/08/2010 The courage to Pray--note on Easter prayer by Peter Menkin
04/08/2010 Retirement and what grandparents do sometimeswisdom & advice from United Methodist Church by Peter Menkin
03/22/2010 Homily: Christian Martyr Oscar Romero, by Peter Menkin
03/01/2010 Report: Homily outlining prelude to Lent for San Francisco Roman Catholics by Archbishop George H. Niederauer by Peter Menkin
03/01/2010 Interview: Senior Minister of United Church of Christ congregation talks about Gay Marriage & Same Sex Blessings by Peter Menkin
02/21/2010 Methodists look towards Communion in England, Lutherans in America with Methodists and Episcopalians by Peter Menkin
02/11/2010 Same-sex marriage case closes: Roman Catholic teaching says 'marriage is between a man and a woman' by Peter Menkin
01/31/2010 Question: Do Churches do anything to help Haiti in this disaster? Yes & Yes (two examples and more) by Peter Menkin
01/27/2010 Homily: A great preacher of the Church, John Chrysostom, by Peter Menkin
01/25/2010 Speak to my Heart, poem by Peter Menkin
01/22/2010 Commentary and report on Carter, God, and 'The Global Scourge against Women' by Peter Menkin
01/16/2010 Methodists tell us about the Ethics of saying 'I'm Sorry'--the apology both public and private...by Peter Menkin
12/27/2009 Commentary and report on election of Lesbian Bishop in Episcopal Church USA by Peter Menkin
12/17/2009 Advent to Christmas: Waiting, poem by Peter Menkin
12/06/2009 Report and commentary on Pew Forum interview with Pastor Rick Warren by Peter Menkin
12/02/2009 Homily about Missionary, Evangelist, Herald by Peter Menkin
11/14/2009 Noted Lutheran minister, poet, lyricist Herb Brokering passed away, an Obituary, by Peter Menkin
11/14/2009 Preparing for Worship, poem by Peter Menkin
11/13/2009 Interview: The Wandering Jew travels the world for stories, Ben Harris of Jewish Telegraphic Agency, by Peter Menkin
11/08/2009 Interview: LifeWay Southern Baptist teacher David Francis about Sunday school, the strong program, by Peter Menkin
11/08/2009 Notes about Theology as a failed Poem, by Peter Menkin
11/08/2009 November Season, poem by Peter Menkin
11/08/2009 Summer weather ballyhoo rejoice heat wave, poem by Peter Menkin
11/01/2009 Survey: most favor civil unions--moral stance on homosexuality major influence on decision
10/28/2009 Homily: We reflect on two Apostles, by Peter Menkin
10/27/2009 Play review: Spiritual drama "As it is in Heaven" by Actors Ensemble--rewarding production by Peter Menkin
10/26/2009 Interview: Theology Professor tells about cell groups and Sunday schools in Southern Baptist Church by Peter Menkin
09/28/2009 Homily: Archangel Michael by Peter Menkin
09/11/2009 Preacher and Word of Holy Spirit, poem by Peter Menkin
08/22/2009 The problems with U.S. Textbooks in their religious instruction, report on a study by Peter Menkin
08/18/2009 Homily, Let us Speak of Holiness this morning: Bernard of Clairvaux by Peter Menkin
08/15/2009 Humor: On Cafeteria Catholic and...Cafeteria Protestant, an article, by Peter Menkin
08/15/2009 Special Report: 50th Anniversary of Baptist Seminary in retrospective -- celebration Spring, 2009, by Peter Menkin
08/10/2009 Gratitude in Joy & Sorrow, poem by Peter Menkin
07/21/2009 Homily, She has always spoken to my heart, Mary Magdalene
06/26/2009 Interview: Christian formation, No longer your grandmother's Sunday school
06/21/2009 Preparing for Worship
06/15/2009 Special Report: 50th Anniversary of Baptist Seminary in retrospective -- celebration Spring, 2009
06/13/2009 President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church
06/13/2009 'The resources we've known to support the [Presbyterian] seminary have diminished significantly'
05/11/2009 That God is Love, Commentary on John 15: 1-8, a Homily by Peter Menkin
05/05/2009 That point of light in the beginning is the morning star, poem by Peter Menkin
05/05/2009 Finding Myself in Brethren, in Lent 2000, poem by Peter Menkin
05/05/2009 Embrace of God, poem by Peter Menkin
05/05/2009 The Day Belongs to Faith & God, poem by Peter Menkin
04/16/2009 Holding the moments of creation's good, poem by Peter Menkin
04/15/2009 Visions of God's presence, Prose Poem written Christmas 1999 by Peter Menkin
04/14/2009 Waiting engagement in contemplation, poem by Peter Menkin
04/13/2009 That point of light in the beginning is the morning star
04/08/2009 Morning Day Star, poem by Peter Menkin
04/06/2009 Ascension No. 2, poem by Peter Menkin
04/06/2009 Colors in a Room, poem by Peter Menkin
04/06/2009 White House Rose Garden, poem by Peter Menkin
03/28/2009 Grief at Lenten Season, poem by Peter Menkin
03/22/2009 Reflection: In Celebration & Praise of The Annunciation
03/20/2009 Easter Sweetness, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/20/2009 Lilies at the Front of the Church, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/18/2009 Renewing on the journey, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/18/2009 The winds of youth in Spring, they call..., poem by Peter Menkin
03/18/2009 Seeker & Doubter, poem by Peter Menkin
03/18/2009 Book Review: Meditations for Lay Eucharistic Ministers (Faithful Servant Series) by Beth Maynard
03/18/2009 Book Review: Study of Wisdom: Three Tracts (Fairacres Publication, 75) by the author of the Cloud of Unknowing
03/09/2009 Ascension, No 1, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/09/2009 Apartment on the Third Floor, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/09/2009 Hossanah in the Highest a poem about Palm Sunday at Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) Mill Valley, CA USA by Peter Menkin
03/09/2009 Book Review: The Golden String, An Autobiography by Bede Griffiths
03/09/2009 Book Review: The Genesee Diary by Henry Nouwen
03/09/2009 Christ's Presence, a poem by Peter Menkin
03/08/2009 A short essay answering this assertion about Christianity: Why are the majority of proclaimed Christians hypocritical bigots?, by Peter Menkin
03/08/2009 Where is God? a short essay by Peter Menkin
02/28/2009 Harmony of Seasons: Spring, a poem by Peter Menkin
02/24/2009 Round is not a Pregnant Shape, a poem by Peter Menkin
02/20/2009 Reflection on Poetic Wellspring
02/13/2009 Homily: Martin Luther: Reformer, Hymnist
02/05/2009 Homily: A promise to be with us
01/27/2009 Homily: Man of Holiness, Thomas Aquinas; Man of head and heart, Thomas Aquinas
01/22/2009 Christmas as poem
01/22/2009 Falling in Love Again: Poem about God
01/21/2009 Word Seeking Prayer
01/21/2009 Compilation (for Lent)
01/20/2009 Immigration Raid in Iowa
01/20/2009 Prose Poem: All the Gods on the Front Lawn
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Rule of St. Benedict by Sister Aquinata Bockman
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Book of Common Prayer
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Impact of God, Soundings From St. John of the Cross by Iain Matthew
01/20/2009 Book Review: Mother Teresa, Come be My Light, the Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta by Brian Kolodiejchuk
01/20/2009 Film Review: Into Great Silence
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Genesee Diary, a Report From a Trappist Monastery by Henri Nouwen
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Way of Jesus Translated by Tony D'souza
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Poetry of Piety, an Annotated Anthology of Christian Poetry by Ben Witherington III
01/20/2009 Book Review: to Pause at the Threshold, Reflections on Living on the Border by Esther De Waal
01/20/2009 Book Review: Humility Matters, for Practicing the Spiritual Life by Sister Mary Margaret Funk
01/20/2009 Book Review: Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich
01/20/2009 Book Review: Benedict's Rule, a Translation and Commentary
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Joy of Being, Daily Readings With John Main
01/20/2009 Book Review: Listening Hearts, Discerning Call in Community by Suzanne Farnham
01/20/2009 Book Review: an Anthology of Christian Devotion, Holy Communion by Massey H. Shepherd
01/20/2009 Homily: Reflection on the Eucharist
01/20/2009 Seeker & Doubter
01/20/2009 Book Review: Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
01/20/2009 Book Review: Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann
01/20/2009 Book Review: Wound of Knowledge by Archbishop Rowan Williams
01/20/2009 Book Review: Home for Christmas, Stories for Young and Old Compiled by Miriam Leblanc
01/20/2009 Book Review: Sacred Reading, the Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey
01/20/2009 Audio Review: the Book of Psalms Read by Michael York
01/20/2009 Book Review: Lent With Evelyn Underhill Edited by G.p. Mellick Belshaw
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel, Crossing Over Into God by L. William Countryman
01/20/2009 Book Review: on Christian Theology (challenges in Contemporary Theology)
01/20/2009 Book Review: Come, Lord Jesus: Daily Readings for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany by Geoffrey Rowell
01/20/2009 Book Review: Celebrating the Seasons, Daily Spiritual Readings for the Christian Year by Robert Atwell
01/20/2009 Book Review: Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God by James Finley
01/20/2009 Book Review: the Dwelling of the Light: Praying With Icons of Christ by Rowan Williams
01/20/2009 Conversation on Religious Poetry
01/20/2009 Conversation With Aged by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Christ's Presence by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Portents Say More Winter Days by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 In the Flame of the Candle Unknowable Vastness by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Visit to the Veteran's Hospital: San Francisco by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Prologue of the Great Text of the Rule by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 One Word Prayers by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Easter Poem by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Reading Buddhist Thought by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Summertime Talk in Color and Sound by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 In Thunder and Stone by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 The Moon's Reflection by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Words Seeking Prayer by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 I Desire to See Good Days by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Pentecost Sunday Prayer by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Relief From Burden and Grievings by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 The Journey of Communion by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 To Know Something About God by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Embrace of God by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Steel & Chrome Parade, a Poem, by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Book Review: Psalms for All Seasons by John F. Craghan
01/19/2009 Book Review: Christ and the Universe by Robert Hale
01/19/2009 Book Review: the Golden String: an Autobiography by Bede Griffiths
01/19/2009 Early Morning by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 Winter Light Brightens the Path by Peter Menkin
01/19/2009 What Song We Hear, What Peace by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 The Hope Humility Brings by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 An Event of Getting Older by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Prayer Time by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Wonder of Christ by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Poem About a Dog by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Sleep, Known and Unknown Petitions by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Christ's Enveloping Charity by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Renewing on the Journey by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 The Nativity Story (2006)
01/18/2009 Two Poems About My Father by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 The Lighted Candle by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Apophatic Prayer: a Transcription (2000) by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 The Awakening Spirit by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Book Review: the Practice of the Presence of God by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Book Review: the Workbook on the Ten Commandments by Maxie D. Dunnam
01/18/2009 Book Review: a Seven Day Journey With Thomas Merton by Esther De Waal
01/18/2009 Book Review: Meditations for Lay Eucharistic Ministers (faithful Servant Series) by Beth Maynard
01/18/2009 Book Review: Word Into Silence by John Main
01/18/2009 Echoes From Calvary: Meditations on Franz Joseph Hayden's the Seven Last Words of Christ by Young Richard
01/18/2009 Book Review: Out of the Dust (apple Signature Edition) by Karen Hesse
01/18/2009 Early Morning by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Book Review: Teach Us to Pray (a Cowley Classic) by Andre Louf
01/18/2009 Book Review, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer: an Approach to Life in Fullness by David Steindl-rast
01/18/2009 Prose Poem Written Christmas 1999: Visions of God's Presency by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Waiting Engagement in Contemplation: to Be/ascend...(2000) by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Obama Leaves Church
01/18/2009 Book Review: Give Us Grace: an Anthology of Anglican Prayers by Christopher L. Webber
01/18/2009 Book Review: a Mystical Portrait of Jesus: New Perspectives on John's Gospel by Demetrius Dumm
01/18/2009 Book Review: Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina by Thelma Hall
01/18/2009 Book Review: Humility Matters, for Practicing the Spiritual Life by Sister Mary Margaret Funk
01/18/2009 Notes From the Study House in March, No. 3 by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Poetic Recitation on the Rule of St. Benedict by Peter Menkin
01/18/2009 Summer Before Last I Saw an Angel by Peter Menkin
01/17/2009 Sermon About the Poor, the Widow, the Hungry
01/17/2009 Spirituality and All That Jazz by Peter Menkin
01/17/2009 A Walk in San Francisco: God, Bishop, Man, Church: Diocese of California Celebration--july 17, 1999 (a Meditation and Report; Some Notes )
01/17/2009 "The Opossum That Came To Visit" (A title)..children's story...