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  • April 2, 2009

    The Apple of God’s Eye
    A Play Based on Genesis 1-12
    Written by Dr. Gene Rice
    And Performed in His Honor

    Friends:

    Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the performance of Dr. Rice’s play at Howard Divinity School.
    It was outstanding. I love the way Dr. Rice wove in such important teaching in a clear and often humorous way. It is really a reflection for today of course–and on how to live in our changing world.

    Dr. Rice is on the verge of retirement–and the performance was to honor him and his life as Professor of OT at Howard.

    Many were in attendance. People had to look for seats. The cast was large and enthusiastic. The audience warm and friendly. It was quite a tribute!

    I spoke with current students and faculty and graduates who had come back for the occasion. The sense of community was palpable–All in honor of a distinguished professor and his wife Betty.

    Peace,
    John

    PS I was trying to recall when I first met Dr. Rice. I think it was at the Divinity School at a Consortium Convocation. It was when the Divinity School was still on the main campus–and I was new. I remember him even then as gracious and hospitable.