Author Archives: Philip E Jenks

About Philip E Jenks

Philip is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, live in Port Chester, N.Y.

Saints Who Encouraged and Inspired

   

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Breaking into Hitler’s House

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.  Shovel them under and let me work–  I am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten … Continue reading

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A Mystery From the National Archives

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Understanding God

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The Saints Among Us

I first became aware of the art of Robert Lentz when his small icons began appearing on my wife’s devotional shelf. Lentz, a Franciscan friar in New Mexico, has painted icons of hundreds of bona fide saints. But the Lentz … Continue reading

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Billy Graham’s Steadfast Faith

Port Chester, February 21, 2018 – I never did buy the claim that Billy Graham became famous because William Randolph Hearst wanted to sell papers during his 1949 Los Angeles crusade and wired his editors to “Puff Graham.” Granted, even … Continue reading

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Dreams of a Retired Church Communicator on a snowy night

It was snowing steadily last night and I fell asleep thinking I would have to get up in a few hours to shovel the sidewalk. The meme above must have been the last thing I saw on Facebook before I … Continue reading

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