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Author Archives: Adam
Quod Erat Demonstrandum This is how it works. After a long indwelling, shape awareness comes— kenning what must be the shape of the solution, if any exists. Once that shape is felt, reason, a sculptor’s chisel, frees the shape from … Continue reading
My new album is out! There’s a track-by-track description of it on “Learning and Leading”, the blog of the Earlham School of Religion. Here’s a widget to use if you’d like to pick up a copy, or download a track … Continue reading
My next album is in manufacturing now and will be shipping within a week or two. It is entitled As a Deer Longs, and contains eleven original songs, including two instrumental numbers. My wife, Kelly Autrey-Webber, provided backing vocals for … Continue reading
My father, Howard Webber, has published a long-awaited book: To Hear the Falconer: Song and Prophecy for the Time of War, Want, and Warming. It is an epic poem—song, prophecy, and prayer—crafted using many scriptural quotations and allusions. I remember … Continue reading
Here’s a video recording of a sermon I delivered in the First Congregational Church of DeKalb, IL on Sunday, February 26, 2011. The text was Mark 1:9-15.
I was an “energizer” for the 2012 Celebration of the Illinois Conference of the UCC. (That is to say, I was a workshop presenter.) My theme for the workshop was the connection between surprise and hospitality—and the consequent importance of … Continue reading
The annual Celebration of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th. I am an “energizer” for the conference—yes, … Continue reading
For the last five years I have been in an ordination process under the supervision of a denominational committee. That committee is called the Ministry Team for Authorized Ministers; it’s a committee of the Prairie Association of the Illinois Conference … Continue reading
Last September, many of our UCC churches followed a special lectionary called “The Season of Creation”. This set of scripture readings reflects concern for the environment, and is being used by other denominations around the world, including denominations in Canada, … Continue reading
I have an essay on fasting, “Why Fast? Ten Contentious Reasons“, in this month’s issue of Perspectives. While you’re there, do check out the rest of Perspectives—it’s an interesting journal speaking from within the Reformed stream of Christianity. I particularly … Continue reading