As most of you know by now I spent the end of last week in Providence Rhode Island helping with a workshop about convergent Friends. I wanted to give an overview of what we did there so that those of you who are curious can be in the know.
I made it back from Providence mainly in one piece; every flight I took, both on thursday and Saturday, was at least one hour late so that was fairly stressful. The conference itself was wonderful, and I met some incredible people there. I have a lot more to say about all this in the nextContinue reading “Back from the East – Almost”
This weekend I have a great opportunity to spend some time with a group of ecumenical Quakers. I am flying to Providence Rhode Island to participate in the Friends World Committee for Consultation, an ecumenical group of Friends who have been trying to help bridge the gap between the various subgroups of Friends.
As a follow up to my reflections on Quaker Heritage Day I wanted to post a list of Questions I’ve been thinking about, many of which came because our travels to the north and many because of what I have been studying over the past quarter.
There’s not left for me to say this week, I’ve said a lot already and have a really busy next week and a half. This coming Thursday I am flying out to FWCC to help lead a workshop on “convergent Friends,” which I am really excited about but before I can leave for that I’veContinue reading “Dress Down Fridays | Relient K, Arcade Fire, Lovedrug and Other New Albums”
Psa. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. This past weekend my wife and I visited Berkeley California for a gathering called “Quaker Heritage Day.” It’s not unlike any church conference that invites someone to comeContinue reading “Learning a New Language While Building a House: Reflections on Quaker Heritage Day”
Okay – so myspace isn’t dead yet, but won’t it be amazing when it is? I can’t stand it. In fact, as soon as enough of my friends join virb, I will consider deleting myspace for good. But in the meantime, Virb has gone public and you really need to sign up for an account,Continue reading “Virb Social Network Goes Live (and Kills Myspace)”
Relient K’s new album, Five Score and Seven Years came out today [you can read more here] and is currently in 6th place on Itunes. I’m kicking myself currently because I’ve been wanting to write about the album for a while and give a preview of what you could expect from their latest work, butContinue reading “Review of Relient K’s New Album: Five Score and Seven Years Ago (Or Has it Been that Long?)”
JR Woodward has posted a video of Bono accepting the NACCP Award and it’s definitely worth the watch. A couple quotes from the video are, “Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice but a command.” “Whatever thoughts we have about God, who He is or even if God exists, most will agree thatContinue reading “Video of Bono’s Acceptance Speech For NAACP Award”
I just received in the mail yesterday two new books from Quaker Life for me to review and I am really excited about both books. The first is called “A Precarious Peace: Yoderian Explorations on Theology, Knowledge and Identity,” by Chris K. Huebner. Huebner is a professor of theology and ethics at Canadian Mennonite UniversityContinue reading “Precarious Peace and Quaker Testimonies: Two New Books”