Is It The End Of Our SUV Lifestyle?

I just finished reading Tom Sine’s recent book, “The New Conspirators: Creating The Future One Mustard Seed at a Time,” for a review in a Friends’ periodical. It’s a book I highly recommend for those of you involved in ministry currently, or are interested in getting into ministry (however that may look) at some laterContinue reading “Is It The End Of Our SUV Lifestyle?”

Witnessing History: Barack Obama Becomes President

Yesterday, we witnessed history-in-the-making; NY Times headline reads: Obama Takes Oath, and Nation in Crisis Embraces the Moment. Wherever we were, whatever ethnic, political or religious backgrounds we have, we were all aware of the momentous occasion and place in history January 20, 2009 will forever hold. I was glad to be alive, to see itContinue reading “Witnessing History: Barack Obama Becomes President”

What is a Quaker? Reflections on What We Might Become

A few weeks back I was invited to talk with some college-age Friends during a weekend retreat. It was my first visit to Plainfield, Indiana and I had a nice time meeting these students and their adult leaders from Western Yearly Meeting. I was invited to sit on a panel with three other people toContinue reading “What is a Quaker? Reflections on What We Might Become”

Barclay Press: Convergent Friends and Quaker Renewal

I’ve published another Barclay Press article, this time it’s a very basic (though a bit long) introduction to convergent Friends called: Beyond the Boundaries: Convergent Friends and Quaker Renewal. I wrote it with Evangelical Friends in mind, I know all of you who read this blog know about what we’re up to, but I hopeContinue reading “Barclay Press: Convergent Friends and Quaker Renewal”

A Tribute to Herbert R. Dymale

The other day a friend emailed to let me know that our Bible and Theology professor from Malone College (now University), Herbert R. Dymale, passed away this last week. Dr. Dymale was a hero for many of us who had him over the forty years he taught at Malone. Here was this old German theologian whoContinue reading “A Tribute to Herbert R. Dymale”

Join Us at the Convergent Friends Retreat in February

Robin, Martin and I will be co-leading a weekend retreat on convergent Friends we’re calling “Reclaiming the Power of Primitive Quakerism for the 21st Century” at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center this February 20-22. We’re getting pretty excited about the weekend. Basically, it’s going to be a time for everyone interested and/or already invested inContinue reading “Join Us at the Convergent Friends Retreat in February”

Dress-Down Friday | Peace in the Holy Land

We got back safely into LA this past Monday from a great vacation with our families in Ohio, but since then it has been a whirlwind week of things to do. But just because there’s lots to do doesn’t mean there aren’t cool things happening around the web, here are a few of those things.Continue reading “Dress-Down Friday | Peace in the Holy Land”

Heeding God’s Call – Peace Gathering in Philly

Next week I will be going to Philadelphia for the peace gathering there: Heeding God’s Call.  There’s never a bad time to reflect on God’s call to peace and discuss ways in which we can be involved in working alongside that mission, but it seems especially timely considering the recent events in Israel and elsewhereContinue reading “Heeding God’s Call – Peace Gathering in Philly”