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Poem by Jaime Potter-Miller

April 26-May 6, 1988

No doubt the light has shined on our proceedings
But light alone falls short of what we’re needing.
Give us fire.

Sufficient, not illumination lacking,
Flow thoughts, juxtapositions, logic’s trackings.
But we need fire.

Fire, not just inspiring fresh ideas;
Fire, not merely bright’ning this arena
Where words are strung together with precision—
Syntax and tense and text display cohesion—
O, Give us fire!

Ignite a flame that kindles in our minds
And burns the rotting wood; mount in its path
A holocaust to cool sophistication.
Fire will warm, but not to warmth confine,
Fire that destroys, consumes and yields to wrath
The smallest tinder-twig of resignation.
O God, Your fire!

With friction of the Word and Wind entreat
And sear with fiery tongue and glowering heat
To melt our will, all hard and ice-encrusted;
To forge an alloy with no threat of rusting
Burnished in the white-heat, flames out-thrusting:
Living fire.

No sacrifice, however erudite,
Will ever be consumed by only light.
Give us fire.

Jaime Potter-Miller. ©1988. Songs of Quiet Trust 1994-1995, United Theological Seminary. Dayton, Ohio.

2008 Local Planning Committee

Chicago 2008

Executive Committee:

Rev. M. Grayson Van Camp
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Sr. Mary Ellen Coombe, nds
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

Rev. Catiana McKay
United Methodist Church

Elder Gordon Zerkel
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Ms. Paloma Cabetas
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

Rt. Rev. Bishop Demetrios
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Rev. Fr. Sharbel Bcheiry
Syriac Orthodox Church

Rev. Nan Conser
United Church of Christ

Rev. Ray Drada
Polish National Catholic Church

Elder Michael Eaddy
People’s Church of God in Christ

Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield
American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago

Rev. Cynthia Hallas
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

Major Stephen Harper
Salvation Army, Chicago Metropolitan Division

Rev. Dr. Edgar Hiestand, Jr.
United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference

Rev. George “Tripp” Hudgins
American Baptist Churches, USA

Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian
Armenian Orthodox Church

Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Kobylarz
Polish National Catholic Church

Rev. Fr. Taras Maximtsiv
Ukrainian Orhodox Church

Sr. Joan McGuire, OP
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

Rev. W.J. G McLin
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Rev. Craig Mueller
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Fr. Luke Nelson
Archangel Michael Orthodox Church

Mr. Harold A Peponis
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Mr. Jason Renken
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

Rev. Paul Rutgers
Presbyterian Church USA

Mr. Nazar Sloboda
Ukrainian Catholic Church

Very Rev. Darko Spasojevic
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada

Rev. Eduardo Spragg
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Ms. Lydia Talbot
Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries

Rev. Dr. Larry Ulrich
Church of the Brethren