A History That Doesn’t Aid Us

In reviewing some of my writing on philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in preparation for my exams I am reminded of the importance of writing (and re-writing) history. Much of our moral disagreements in today’s society stem from an inability to recognize where things “went wrong” historically. The tools of analysis, so says MacIntyre, were for theContinue reading “A History That Doesn’t Aid Us”

On Grief (John Wilhelm Rowntree)

This seems appropriate given the events of today involving a friend and Fuller prof. of mine. Quaker John Wilhelm Rowntree wrote in 1905: Every [one] knows in [their] heart that there is no greater thing in the world than pure unselfish love. Death cannot conquer, nay he teaches ever that love is supreme. Good [people]Continue reading “On Grief (John Wilhelm Rowntree)”

Follow-Up Materials From Quaker Heritage Day

For now, I’d like to share the materials that were requested by those there at the Quaker Heritage Day event in Berkeley, CA this past weekend. A number of folks hoped I’d share the slides, and other documents. You can find those things below. Hopefully these things can aid in jogging memories and help withContinue reading “Follow-Up Materials From Quaker Heritage Day”

To Bless and Not to Curse (Openings and Closures): Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14 Queries :: 1. What does it really mean to bless/curse another person with language? 2. In what ways have I been a recipient of both blessings or curses? How have these things impacted my life? 3. What might we need to do toContinue reading “To Bless and Not to Curse (Openings and Closures): Romans 12:14”