Anderson Campbell, Steve Sherwood and members of the College of Christian Studies staff teamed up to publish a book, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary for Christian Concern, released in mid-December. The title contains an invitation to pray for justice, but the book contains no overt prayers. Many of the more than 1,400 Bible passages featured are prayers or portions of prayers. The book invites readers to use each day’s verse as a meditation or reflection for that day and each week’s quotation as an examination of the ways in which his or her life reflects God’s redemptive justice in the world. It is available for preorder at barclaypress.com, with all proceeds going to Church World Service to aid in its work resettling refugees and advocating for immigrant and refugee rights in the U.S.
Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “Nativity” in the Dec. 16 issue of the Irish online journal Idler. In addition, his poem “moon/light” is in the print poetry journal The Laughing Dog (Issue No. 25, 2016).
Kenn Willson (Music) will present his “Encounters with Beethoven” piano concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Unity of the Valley church in Eugene, Oregon. The 3 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public. Kenn is performing as a guest of the Eugene district of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.