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Rev. Dr. Pitman B. PotterPitman B. Potter is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and holds the HSBC Chair in Asian Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. In his academic field of Chinese law and policy studies, he has published over 15 books and well over 100 articles and essays, and provided policy and legal assistance to a wide range of public and private entities engaged with China. Pitman began listening to the Grateful Dead in 1969 and spent much of the next forty years travelling to Dead shows and playing their music with similarly minded friends. Recognizing that they drew on the teachings of many other spiritual traditions, this reflection examines the ways in which the Grateful Dead embodied Christian teachings in their commitment to community, their musicality and lyricism, and their example of grace.