Welcome! If you like to read, I hope you will find a book or two here to interest you – marriage, slavery, Beowulf, American history, prayer – a wide range of subjects. Or check my blog page for a unique angle on everything from green peas to politics. A new sermon is posted almost every Sunday. Blog posts on Monday – or whenever I feel a need to get the world straightened out!
The Letters of St. Paul to Christians in America
Among the most read books of the Bible are the letters written by St. Paul to young churches in Rome and scattered around the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Whether in private reading or in study groups, millions of Christians and even nonbelievers often ask themselves, “What did this mean to those who first read it?” and, “What does this mean for me?”
The Beowulf Trilogy
The first work of literature in the English language ends with a question: “What will happen now?” With Beowulf’s death, his people would be unprotected. What will happen now? For over a thousand years that question went unanswered. Six years ago, I published Beyond Beowulf and that question was answered. Wiglaf, Beowulf’s young companion in the fight against the dragon became the new leader and helped the tribe find a new home in spite of storms and trolls and a Saxon army. But the question was answered from a warrior’s viewpoint. Wasn’t there a need for a broader perspective? What about Wiglaf’s wife and family?
Now the publication of The Beowulf Trilogy provides the complete picture. Here we have the text of Beowulf provided in a new alliterated translation. Here we have the missing larger perspective in Yrfa’s Tale. You can be the first in your neighborhood to explore the beginnings of English literature by ordering The Beowulf Trilogy today from Amazon or your favorite bookstore – or get an autographed copy by sending a check for the publisher’s price ($20) to Christopher L. Webber at 8o Herb Road, Sharon, CT.
The incredible story of a forgotten hero of nineteenth century New York City, James Pennington—a former slave, Yale scholar, minister, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement.
Here’s a new basic introduction to the Christian faith intended to emphasize the basic doctrines most Christians hold in common or to set out the range of belief found on some subjects. Intended for newcomers, those with questions, and discussion groups.
An American Prayer Book includes prayers for our country, prayers for American festivals, and prayers from our history. Authors of the prayers include Woodrow Wilson, Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the first Muslim to offer a prayer in the United States Senate. The prayers reflect such aspects of American history as the abolition of slavery, the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy, the bombing of Hiroshima, child labor, immigration, and the Gulf Wars. Prayer has always been central to American life but this book may be the first systematic attempt to make these prayers available. Ecumenical and inter-faith, this is an important resource for clergy and a useful book for all those who believe in the importance of asking God’s guidance in our national life. Read more…
Beowulf ends with Beowulf’s death and premonitions of disaster. For
over a thousand years the world has waited to learn what happened
next. Beyond Beowulf provides the answer. Beowulf’s people embark on
a sea voyage that leads to encounters with trolls and hostile tribes,
peaceful encounters with monastic communities on the English coast,
and a final battle.
A broad and inclusive cross section of American pilgrims of faith from
all periods of American history and all major Christian faith
traditions; their accomplishments and spiritual journeys are examples
of perseverance, courage, and holiness. (From the Preface)
Marriage has evolved over the centuries; it was not always as in Victoria’s day and is evolving still. This book asks whether we can shape our biological urges toward the highest ideals of the human race. The anger that fuels today’s debate so often is grounded in ignorance. This book provides the overview needed to enable us to raise our sights and take some first steps toward a better future for all.