Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Beloved Community

February 20, 2018 At a gathering this past weekend, we reflected on what the term “beloved community” means to us.  To all those present, the term is part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vocabulary and legacy.  But is King the … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things”

February 7, 2018 The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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Is There Oneness Deep Down at the Center of Things?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, February 4, 2018 Today I bring you a question, a big question. Is there ONENESS deep down at the center of things? Is there? Do you believe there is? If you do not think … Continue reading

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Brunswick Falls, Brunswick Maine, ca 1912

Brunswick Falls, Brunswick, Maine. At left is the Cabot Manufacturing Company, established in 1857, using water power from the Androscoggin River to produce cotton textiles. By an unknown photographer – Reproduced from an original postcard published by Mason Brothers, Boston, Massachusetts

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What Were We Expecting from Christmas?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting,  January 7, 2017 Did you have a good Christmas? Were there any surprises? The first Christmas must have come as a surprise to nearly everyone. It was surely a surprise to Mary and Joseph, … Continue reading

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What to Make of the Christmas Story

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, November 26, 2017 We had a lovely Thanksgiving at our house. Robbie is home from Westtown for the week, and Ellen’s Mom is with us for two months. On Thursday, we gathered with family … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Sin?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, August 20, 2017 The last few times I’ve stood here and given a message, I’ve talked about things I didn’t know. I’ve shared my ignorance with you. Just a year ago “I’m With Stupid” … Continue reading

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