Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm
Lincoln scholar Reverend Dr. Duncan Newcomer will share from his new book, 30 Days with Abraham Lincoln: Quiet Fire. The book consists of 30 meditations based on his WERU radio show, “Quiet Fire: the Spiritual Life of Abraham Lincoln,” for which he has hosted more than 200 episodes. In the book, Newcomer reminds readers of Lincoln’s belief that it is “not the land that makes us American. It’s a mindset. Americans are not a race or a tribe. To Lincoln, Americans are a people who have received a great gift: a free nation with self-government.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Duncan Newcomer is a poet, psychotherapist and minister. In all these roles he teaches, searching to share a language of relationship that brings love to life. In addition to his private therapy practice, he co-founded The Center for the Masculine Spiritual Journey in Connecticut. Rev. Dr. Newcomer has served United Churches of Christ and Presbyterian churches in Connecticut; Washington, DC; and Kentucky. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. He and his partner, the writer and teacher Rebecca Jessup, live in Belfast, Maine.