Yoder – Beyond Legitimate Ends

What Jesus renounced is not first of all violence, but rather the compulsiveness of purpose that leads the strong to violate the dignity of others. The point is not that one can attain all of one’s legitimate ends without using violent means. It is rather that our readiness to renounce our legitimate ends when they […]


C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae wess@camasfriends.org Camas Friends Church 1004 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607 Download C. Wess Daniels’ CV as a .pdf here. Short Bio: C. Wess Daniels has been the released minister at Camas Friends Church since May 2009. Wess enjoys the work of pastoral care within his Quaker meeting, while […]

Orange Is the New Black Finale

On Opening Our Doors to Critique

Reflecting on the questions that relate to John Howard Yoder’s fall, I have been pushed to consider my own blind spots and complicity in the brokenness of the world. I have written some suggestions below for how we – male theologians, pastors, leaders, bloggers, authors, dads, etc. – might participate in this work and open […]

When Peace Preserves Violence

As I continue to think about John Howard Yoder’s sexual misconduct and the reality that within his theology there is either implicit or explicit justification for this kind of behavior, I am concerned that my own theology is not only susceptible to this, but has already been impacted. How can I become more aware of […]

The Lamb that Was Slain (Revelation 5)

This is the message I shared at Camas Friends on Revelation 5. [Painting by Francisco de Zurbarán — “Agnus Dei”] Fear, Desire for control and Violence are some of the main qualities that tend to show themselves when our lives feel like they are spinning out of control. When we first learned about our daughter’s […]