Current Work

This is a page that reflects the areas where my time and energy are focused at the moment, including places I will be traveling to in the next 6-12 months.

Work, Research, and Writing

Planning classes for the Spring Semester Quakerism class I am teaching at Guilford College

Focused Work with the Senior Administration at Guilford College towards dismantling racism on campus, building upon the Quaker identity

Book Review of Kristianna Polder’s New book, Matrimony in the True Church, for Quaker Research Studies Association.

Review for “Convergent Model of Renewal” Article for Quaker Religious Thought

Reading and Reviewing a dissertation from a Fuller DMin. Student.

Chapter for Cambridge Press on “Convergent Quakerism” with co-written with Greg Woods

FAHE Workshop on Quaker Leadership Scholars Program and Participatory Learning co-leading with Deborah Shaw

Article for a Journal on this above subject – co-written with Deborah Shaw

Sketching and writing a new, more “popular” version of book, “A Convergent Model,” which will be called, “Seeds of Renewal.”

Travel, Workshops I am attending, and Public Ministry 2016

I enjoy traveling to teach and speak. I am comfortable speaking to Quaker and non-Quaker alike and enjoy leading groups on topics as diverse as appreciative inquiry, liberation bible studies, leadership development, poverty and issues of renewal with faith communities. Here are some of the places I will be this year.


January 18-29: Pisaq, Peru – FWCC World Plenary

April 10: Deep River Friends – Preaching on Revelation 5
April 13-17: White Privilege Conference
April 20, 27, May 4, 18: College Park Baptist Church Bible Study – “The Poor Will Always Be With You: Empire, Poverty and the Bible”

April 29-May 1: New England Yearly Meeting Outreach Conference with Greg Woods

May 8: Forsyth Friends – Preaching

Jun 9-13: Geneva – Leading Workshops on Quaker Renewal
June 15-19: Birmingham England – Friends Association of Higher Education – Leading a workshop with Deborah Shaw on “Quaker Leadership Scholars Program and Participatory Learning and Action”
June 23-27: Atlanta, Georgia Quaker Voluntary Service Board Meeting

July 14-17: Guilford College – North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) – Keynote Friday the 15th
July 24: First Friends Meeting, Greensboro – Preaching

August 6-8: Richmond, Indiana – Speaking at New Association of Friends
August 12-14: North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) – Sunday Morning Bible Study


Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me
James Cone – The Cross and the Lynching Tree
bell hooks – All About Love
Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Kelly Douglas – Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God