Abiding in worship’s deep silence, our moral certainties suspended in trusting openness to the spirit that was in Jesus, we experience judgment in truth here and now.
Part 5, “Vocal Ministry,” of Section II (“The Life of the Spirit”) of Quaker Faith & Practice for the 21st Century.
A brief message, first given during Quaker worship, in appreciation of Jack Sharp and his invitation to service.
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.
The possibility of faith and hope as Paul understood them has ended for us not in the eschaton but in its failure. But for us, too, love does not fail. […]
An unusual word, one that is rich in associations for me, comes to mind this morning. It’s a word that I learned just a few years ago: dehiscence. It appeals to me because it has two primary meanings … that are discordant in an instructive way, showing how a change in perspective can make the difference between death and life. […]
There may not be any idea more threatening to the powers that be than that justice, peace, and mercy are attainable in this world.