And today, I say farewell to my beloved church

Here is a bit of what we did today as a farewell to our ministry at Camas Friends Church. “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved… Rejoice [Farewell] in the Lord always; again I will say, RejoiceContinue reading “And today, I say farewell to my beloved church”

Convergent Model of Renewal: A Sketchnote Companion and Discussion Guide (Complete)

Last night we finished up a six-week discussion at Camas Friends Church on my book. You can purchase “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture” through my publisher Wipf and Stock or on Amazon (it’s more expensive there): “A Convergent Model of Renewal.” I want to share the complete “SketchnoteContinue reading “Convergent Model of Renewal: A Sketchnote Companion and Discussion Guide (Complete)”

Convergent Model of Renewal: Discussion Guide and Sketchnotes (Chapter 3)

We are doing a discussion at Camas Friends Church on my book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal.” This week is chapter three, which covers what we can learn from participatory culture. I am posting the sketchnotes and  discussion questions here each week for anyone who would like to download them and use them. Feel free toContinue reading “Convergent Model of Renewal: Discussion Guide and Sketchnotes (Chapter 3)”

A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting

  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not knowContinue reading “A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting”

A Remixed Church: Adaptation, Legos and Renewal (Isaiah 43:18-19)

“Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about toContinue reading “A Remixed Church: Adaptation, Legos and Renewal (Isaiah 43:18-19)”

A Blended Family: On The Importance of Difference

“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26) “Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and beganContinue reading “A Blended Family: On The Importance of Difference”