John Greenleaf Whittier: The Eternal Goodness

The other evening I was fortunate enough to join some of our local unprogrammed Quaker friends in a meeting for worship. I needed and really appreciated the worship in silence. It is nice to be a Quaker pastor, who can show up and worship in a space where I do not have to be theContinue reading “John Greenleaf Whittier: The Eternal Goodness”

Being Drawn Out: Rebel Midwives, Empires and Little Hebrew Babies (Exodus 1-2)

Here is my message from August 21, 2011 (slides can be found here). _a birth story How many of you have given birth or been present at a birth before? [I told Story about L’s birth and the power (for me) of her “being drawn out” of the womb] This morning we’re going to talkContinue reading “Being Drawn Out: Rebel Midwives, Empires and Little Hebrew Babies (Exodus 1-2)”

The Res. Community (Pt. 5): The Things We Carry

This is the final message I gave a few months back on the resurrection community from John 21. This week we finish our series on the Resurrection Community by turning the last part of John 21 and the dialogue between Jesus and Peter: “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon sonContinue reading “The Res. Community (Pt. 5): The Things We Carry”

Uniformity, Religio & Solidarity (Psalm 133)

This is the message I gave during our meeting for worship on Sunday August 13, 2011.  _religion and Norway On July 22, 2011, a 32-year-old man drove his car into the city centre of his hometown, Oslo Norway, near a number of government buildings. He was not out to file for a marriage license, orContinue reading “Uniformity, Religio & Solidarity (Psalm 133)”

Reading the Bible for Transformation

George Fox once wrote: I saw also how people read the Scriptures without a right sense of them, and without duly applying them to their own state. ( QuakerPsalms p. 13) This past week I was at a group called GodPub and in conversation we started talking about the bible, what it is, and howContinue reading “Reading the Bible for Transformation”