I am a Ph.D. student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation, which includes Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. My interests are religion, politics, TV, movies, and reading.
In my latest reading of M. Scott Peck's The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace,
I could identify with some of the people and problems Peck discussed.
Peck mentioned a man named Marshall who wanted to focus on abstract
theology rather than community building. Peck talked about man named
Archie who spoke in poetry, and so people didn't understand what he was
getting at. Then there was a shy lady named Margaret who did not say
anything in a group Peck was leading, and Peck thought that her
experience was a failure, and yet she told Peck that her time in group
was the most joyful experience she ever had. And there was the problem
of groups that had arrived at community coming to an end, and the group
members having to go back to the cold world.