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Southern Breezes II | William M. Finnin

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Southern Breezes II | William M. Finnin

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William “Will” Finnin and I have been colleagues for almost twenty years. Before that, we came of age in the 1960s, those extraordinary years of civil rights struggles, new visions of social justice, greater inclusivity in government and institutional religion, and uncovering silenced voices, of women, Black and Hispanic Americans, and countless others throughout history. I honor him for his contributions in all of these areas.
       But my regard for Will goes beyond our shared generational goals. Rather, it is more about his belief that the redemption of the human spirit is always possible in our uncertain world. 
      Will is an artist, and his talents are amazing. He is a musician, a painter, author, counselor, and more. But I believe that it is his poetry that has continued to sustain him and others for a lifetime. His poetry has given expression to the flow of his life in all of its moments of pain, joy, survival, uncertainty, and courage. His words are testaments to his vision of transformation.
       As a poet, Will understands this job, and he offers this volume from his serious yet playful heart, his life, and his vision of a joyfully transformative human spirit.

From the Foreword
— Catherine Williams, Ph.D.
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William M. Finnin, Jr., born in New Orleans, Louisiana, serves as Lead Pastor of Sebastian United Methodist Church in Sebastian, Florida. He formerly served Southern Methodist University as Chaplain and Minister to the University from 1980 through 2008.   
 

 

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