On the Harm We Have Done

Here is a prayer from Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) that seems as timely as ever, and one we ought to be praying regularly, especially given the state of the church and its too often unfortunate behavior in American society and politics. OUR Father, we look back on the years that are gone and shame and sorrowContinue reading “On the Harm We Have Done”

On Quaker PR: Salt, Light and Transformation (Matthew 5:13-20)

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lightingContinue reading “On Quaker PR: Salt, Light and Transformation (Matthew 5:13-20)”

The Beatitudes: Receiving and Giving Blessing (Matthew 5:1-12)

Happiness I wanted to start off by saying something about happiness. There’s been plenty of research done around what is happiness and how do we achieve it? In one recent study by Arthur Brooks he stated that scientists have proven that up to 48% of happiness has to do with genetics, 40% has to doContinue reading “The Beatitudes: Receiving and Giving Blessing (Matthew 5:1-12)”