I am a retired pastor, writer, teacher and counselor living in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

The focus of this webpage is conversation with persons interested in religion, counseling, culture, and prevention of interpersonal and global violence.

You will find some of my writing about these subjects that has been available only to limited audiences.

You will also find links to my partner, Nancy Werking Poling, my facebook and linkedin pages and to other webpages with similar concerns about peace and justice in the global scene.

Most recently I taught pastoral theology, care and counseling for fifteen years at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

I am an honorably retired minister of Word and Sacrament with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and member of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.

Presbyterian Church (USA)