Life At Woodbrooke | 5 weeks Deep Part 1

I’ve been in the UK for almost 5 weeks now and it feels like the time is flying (I arrived on May 2nd). My Wife, Emily, will be here in approximately 22 days, 11 hours 53 min and 39 seconds. Of course, that was when I wrote that sentence, now it’s much sooner! Life hasContinue reading “Life At Woodbrooke | 5 weeks Deep Part 1”

Young Friends In Newcastle and Some Highlights

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Newcastle and hang out at the Young Friends General Meeting. Simon and I stopped on the way up north (Newcastle is about 3.5 hours north of Birmingham) in Durham for some lunch and to take a look at the Cathedral of St. Cuthbert. I wasContinue reading “Young Friends In Newcastle and Some Highlights”

Dress Down Friday | Vimto, Your Dad’s Pants and Lynx

I’m headed off to Newcastle (home of one of my favorites) for a Young Friends Gathering this weekend. But before I head out I have two very simple video clips that will blow your mind. Both of these video clips are commercials that get aired over in the England. Vimto, some may consider it theContinue reading “Dress Down Friday | Vimto, Your Dad’s Pants and Lynx”

Meeting House Innovative? | Visual Arts and Creativity in Quakerism

Recently I had a great talk with a woman from Essex, and she goes to a Quaker meeting that’s doing some really cool stuff. I asked her about her meeting and she told me that there are about 35 people there and they have unprogrammed worship every week. But the majority of the people don’tContinue reading “Meeting House Innovative? | Visual Arts and Creativity in Quakerism”

Flickr-Slidr Slideshows for Your Blog (And UK Pictures)

Paul has created a great web app called flickrslidr that let’s you embed flickr images into you blog. Here got the idea after writing this tutorial about embedding slideshows. Anyways, I’ve been wanting to post the images from my UK travels thus far, and thought this would be a great opportunity to show off (andContinue reading “Flickr-Slidr Slideshows for Your Blog (And UK Pictures)”

Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion

Accepting the whole of a tradition and not just the parts I found Slavoj Zizek’s opening to his book The Fragile Absolute, to be instructive for a present day study of Quaker theology. He begins by presenting the challenge of two choices: How is a Marxist to counter all the various “thoughts” of the post-modernContinue reading “Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion”