It’s the start of a New Year and we invite you to learn more about how to start the year with a renewed sense of good citizenship and service to our community as we explore the topic and book, “Ending Our Uncivil War: A Path to Political Recovery & Spiritual Renewal,” with author Jim Brown at Franklin Tomorrow’s FrankTalks, Monday, Jan 8.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with a coffee social, followed by the program starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will conclude by 10:45 a.m.

FrankTalks will be held in the Community Room in Building A. Click  here for a map of the campus. You may park in any of the lots marked “Student Parking.”

To RSVP, follow this link.


Brown, the Tennessee State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business, has been an advocate for thousands of small companies, working with leaders at the state and federal level on general interest issues for entrepreneurs. While not telling too much of Brown’s story, he was deeply troubled by the dysfunction in federal government and the extreme ideological polarization in the national conversation that was turning neighbors, colleagues, friends, even family members into enemies.

His journey turned into the book, “Ending Our Uncivil War: A Path to Political Recovery and Spiritual Renewal,” published by Brown’s own Agape Publishing, LLC.

The book promotes four major strategies to get us back on the track to civility: serving regularly; growing spiritually; protecting speech; and reforming government. Those strategies are organized into chapters with sub-chapters, followed by suggested additional readings and resources, contemplations and potential action steps.

FrankTalks is free and the public is invited. Franklin Tomorrow partnered with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Neighborhood, Government and Community Relations to expand the frequency of FrankTalks in 2016 to a monthly program. It is held at various locations across the city, but always on the second Monday of the month.

Special thanks to Columbia State for donating their space to us in January.