An announcement of my (quixotic?) plan to compose a book of Quaker Faith and Practice for the 21st Century, and a tale of trouble as a Yearly Meeting struggles to update its manual of Faith and Practice ….
Our awakening to our darkness and rising out of it “in Christ” is the essential beginning of the spiritual life.The practice of Experiment with Light, if conscientiously performed in context of the traditional Quaker understanding of convincement, can be a gateway to that new life.
A brief message, first given during Quaker worship, in appreciation of Jack Sharp and his invitation to service.
In 1652, Margaret Fell heard George Fox preach and felt her life change profoundly. This post offers a contextual paraphrase of Fell’s account with commentary.
The Synoptic tradition relates that when Jesus was asked, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” he pointed to his praxis, his deeds of compassion and liberation.
This post is an exercise in remembering, a recollection of some of the people and experiences burned into my memory during my first job in the field of mental health […]
On December 24, 2009, I published a reflection on Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem, “Christ Climbed Down.” This is a revision of that post.
We are pacifists because, re-centered in God-who-is-agapē, we find that love is stronger than our fear and anger.