“In the Supreme Court of the Universe: Paul v James” is a farcical one-act play suitable for use as readers’ theatre or liturgical drama. In it, St. Paul sues St. James for slander on the grounds of justification by faith or works. Other characters include St. Peter as Chief Justice, Gabriel as the bailiff, and the three members of the Trinity as the jury panel (who schmooze among themselves). Martin Luther represents Paul while Martin Luther King, Jr. defends James. The two expert witnesses are Ludwig Wittgenstein and Elsa Tamez, a South American theologian. Laugh-out-loud funny, it handles a serious topic with solid scholarship and keen insights.
The author is currently working on a playful study “LOVE = CHANGE,” in which “C” stands for “courage,” “H” is for “humility,” “A” is for “awareness,” “N” is for “nobility [of character],” “G” is for “gratitude,” and “E” is for “encouragement. “LOVE = CHANGE” is narrated by “Goober,” the sassy bird who first appears in “Circling.”