About the author

I am an active participant in worship and other activities, including Experiment with Light, at Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA, where I serve as presiding clerk, and occasionally at Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, Maryland. For a number of years, I served the Quaker Universalist Fellowship as editor and Steering Committee member. Many years ago, I was a founding member of the Baltimore Zen Group. As a young man, I was a candidate for the Catholic priesthood in Carmelite and Franciscan minor seminaries.

I hold a B.A. in Liberal Arts (Religious Studies major, English and Music minors; summa cum laude) from Notre Dame of Maryland University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, and a certificate in adult psychotherapy from the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute. (My approach to psychotherapy is influenced by Lacanian analysis.) I am also privileged to study at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology of St. Mary’s Seminary & University.

For more on my religious background, see “The Making of a Quaker Atheist” in Issue # 1 of Quaker Theology. My more recent Quaker Theology publications are “The Psychology of Salvation: Recovering, Reframing, and Reclaiming the Early Quaker Experience”“The Darkness of Mother Teresa”, and a review of the book Following Jesus. I maintain the Quaker Electronic Archive, where, in addition to a variety of other resources, some of my other writings are available.