… what larks! Some New Friends and New Words

jez and wess looking through the ‘young quakers’ t-shirt … what larks! Originally uploaded by Simon Latham. Since arriving in England I’ve been having a blast. There are at least two things that have made it fun so far: new friends and new words. In this picture you can see what happens when Friends putContinue reading “… what larks! Some New Friends and New Words”

Orthodoxy As An Event and Questions About a Quaker Orthodoxy

Tony Jones, recently discussed a paper he read at Wheaton. In the paper he talks about the prospect of being an “anti-theologian,” (a designation I too find attractive) and orthodoxy as something that exists within particular events but not as an objective reality out there somewhere. I found some troubling questions for Friends given theContinue reading “Orthodoxy As An Event and Questions About a Quaker Orthodoxy”

Gilbert and George Free Art From The Guardian

This is something I’d normally post in my dress down Friday’s but since it will be over by then I’d thought I should post it now. Britain’s Guardian news paper has a nice write up about Gilbert and George’s latest piece called “Planed.” Gilbert and George have been provocative for sometime and now they’ve takenContinue reading “Gilbert and George Free Art From The Guardian”

Loving Ourselves To Death? A Theological Reflection of Jesus, Self-Love and Modernity

[This is cross-posted from the BYM blog] In the context of talking about Quaker work, one of our sessions yesterday, something was said about loving ourselves before we can love others. In this dualistic perspective the inward comes before the outward and there is no room for a circular interplay between the two. Jesus wasContinue reading “Loving Ourselves To Death? A Theological Reflection of Jesus, Self-Love and Modernity”

@BYM – How to Track the Britain Yearly Meeting Online

We’ve begun Britain Yearly Meeting today and the blog is up and running full steam ahead. We’ve added some links, pictures, and the Quaker logo on the sidebar and there are at least six new posts just from today. There are five of us writing and if you’re interested in seeing what we’re writing about,Continue reading “@BYM – How to Track the Britain Yearly Meeting Online”

The Eagle Has Landed – err…How I Got to Birmingham Safely By Jet, Bus and Car

 Well I made it into London (Heathrow Airport) safe and sound yesterday. My day(s) of travel though smooth, was very long. I left on an Air Canada Jet from LAX at 11am on Tuesday Morning May 1st, landed in Vancouver Canada and had a 3.5 hour layover there. Then flew to London on a 9Continue reading “The Eagle Has Landed – err…How I Got to Birmingham Safely By Jet, Bus and Car”