Welcome to the dialogue.

Perhaps you’re weary of the shouting, posturing, and angry diatribes that pass for dialogue these days. You may have felt the craving for honest, compassionate civil discourse that many are awakening to. I believe we can get there—not through practical techniques alone, but through a way of dialogue that uses spirituality and the “work of the soul” to soften our hearts and open our minds. Let’s explore it together.



By “the book” I mean Why Can’t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart (ISBN 978-1-59473-443-4), available through SkyLight Paths Publishing. (See cover below.) If you prefer, you can read an excerpt first.

Backman photo by Joan Heffler