On our journey down Rte. 19 in Georgia, we stumped in the small town of Smithville, where a couple men  told me  there was no longer a grocery store here because bigger ones have gone up in more centralized towns. … Continue reading


Black History Month:   At Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, I interviewed Grant Edkins from Cape Town, South Africa and Yamiko Samu from Malawi, South Africa. They said in their country some 35% of the land has already been given … Continue reading


Black History Month:   We’ve come to the Koinonia Community in Americus, Georgia. (This is our second visit here.) I talked with Mercer College Professor Greg Domin. He had a group of students here from Mercer College in Macon, Georgia. … Continue reading


Black History Month: At Berry College in Rome, Georgia, this week, I interviewed Professor Brian Carroll who is the author of the just released When to Stop the Cheering (The Black Press, the Black Community and the Integration of Professional … Continue reading


I interviewed Felix Lohitai who was at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, to look at part of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Lohitai is in the Peace Studies Program at Manchester College in Indiana. (Koinonia was at … Continue reading


I interviewed Bren Dubay who is the Director of Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia is an “Intentional Christian Community,” with people living and working together on a 573-acre pecan farm. (Koinonia was started by the late author Clarence Jordan, … Continue reading


For Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, my family and I road in a Koinonia Farm float in a parade through downtown Americus, Georgia, in the heart of the “Deep South.” As mentioned in an earlier journal entry, Koinonia Farm … Continue reading


We have come to the Koinonia Community on the outskirts of Americus, Georgia. Established in 1942, this is a group of Christians living together in community around a pecan farm. Former President Jimmy Carter, who lives 10 miles away in … Continue reading


Last night we took the kids to a town park in West Mansfield, Ohio. In the park is a restored “Flatwoods Schoolhouse.” An historical plaque here says descendents of slaves who may have eached Ohio through the Underground RR formed … Continue reading