More Yoder on Faithfulness and Tradition

I’ve been working through a number of John Howard Yoder’s texts in the last week, reading what he had to say about ecumenicism and tradition within the “Radical Free-Church.” Here are a few quotes that really stood out to me from his essay in The Priestly Kingdom called, “The Authority of Tradition.” One thing I … Continue reading More Yoder on Faithfulness and Tradition

John Howard Yoder on Authority and Tradition

A blog I read fairly often has been posting quotes from Yoder’s essay on tradition, they’re worth sharing here, plus you might as well check out INHABITATIO DEI. “We are not talking about ‘the authority of tradition’ as if tradition were a settled reality and we were then to figure out how it works. We … Continue reading John Howard Yoder on Authority and Tradition

CV

Curriculum Vitae C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D. William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College Download C. Wess Daniels’ CV as a .pdf here. Short Bio: C. Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College where he has worked since July 2015. … Continue reading CV

On Opening Our Doors to Critique

This post was originally written in September 2013 and it reflects issues that were going on then. 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 … Continue reading On Opening Our Doors to Critique

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 … Continue reading When Peace Preserves Violence

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 … Continue reading The Lamb that Was Slain (Revelation 5)