In Ryan’s post today he notes some of the “characteristics” of the emerging church. These are the things that I have taken in one hand and held quaker “characteristics” in the other and have found incredible similarities. This means a couple things. a) the Spirit when renewing the church does similar things. b) the Friends church has a vital structure that should be utilized more fully in today’s postmodern/global world. and c) we (Friends) can, if we truly listen, to the Spirit see where we can negotiate and change in order to follow its leading.
...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction. View all posts by Wess