I was once a member of the "Community" and still have family and friends in the group. I left in 1980 (or there about).
I just heard today that Jack Hickman passed away after a long illness. He moved to Maine a while ago and died there.
Hey Rich Green, I remember you from the Coffee House days.
You left about 2 years after I split. If Hickman hadn't done this cult thing, I probably wouldn't have left him. As a Lutheran minister, I think he was OK. I'm surprised he managed to maintain a following because Shea Hecht's book, "Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster" says that the congregation confronted him with the fact that he was discovered to not be of Jewish descent and also with the fact that he was a homosexual. He used to call the act, "passing the seed".