Dr. James W. Gustafson, M.Div., Ph.D.
My husband Jim worked long and hard compiling the history of our church. Wheat & Weeds in a Country Parish: A History of West Congregational Church, Haverhill, Massachusetts covers the colorful chronicle of our church, starting with its historical context in the 1700s.
• The first pastor gets locked out of the church.
• Religious and parish politics force the people to give up the original building and build a new one.
• Wild swings of spiritual fervor over the centuries produce both wheat and weeds.
Jim has also written Outta My Mind, a book of musings on “deep subjects,” so he says, psalms/tweets: Psalms in Contemporary Style, and a college textbook, The Quest for Truth: An Introduction to Philosophy (ISBN# 053600899X, Simon and Shuster, 5th Edition).
New—just out—from Jim—A Catechism: Bible Basics in Brief AND Outta My Mind, Vol. Two.
Dale Kuehne ~ Sex and the iWorld
Writing books seems to be a communicable disease in our family. Son-in-law Dale is traveling all over the world promoting his book, Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship Beyond an Age of Individualism, published by Baker Academics. This book looks at current issues surrounding the sexual revolution and asks: What kind of world are we creating? Is it a world we want to live in? Dale contrasts the World of Traditional morality with the iWorld, in which Individual felt needs become paramount. Both of these worlds fall short of the rWorld, in which healthy and nourishing Relationships provide the context for personal sexuality. This book provides many opportunities for discussion. Available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Dale is hard at work on a follow-up book that focuses on the rWorld, with a tentative title of Love in Ruins.
Dr. Dale Stanway Kuehne’s biography:
“I hold The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. I also serve as an interim pastor as the need arises. My research interests include all the things my parents wanted me to avoid: Religion, Politics, and Sexuality in a Post-Modern World.”