From writing about the Book of Revelation from a liberatory perspective to renewal in the Quaker tradition, Wess has authored numerous books and chapters that have been well-received by readers and those in his community.
Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. His background is in Quaker Studies, contextual theology, Biblical studies, and anti-poverty theology rooted in the work of the Poor People’s Campaign and has been teaching in Higher Education since 2012. He has taught classes and given sessions at Portland Seminary, Earlham School of Religion, Haverford College, and Guilford College.
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Wess has led congregations, non-profits, and educational organizations in rethinking systems design, cultural transformation, and renewal.
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Wess has been interviewed on a number of podcasts and websites about renewal in faith communities and reading the book of Revelation from a liberation perspective.
Recent Blog Posts
- When the Wine Gives Out (John 2:1-11)The Wine Gave Out? A number of years ago, when I was working on my dissertation, I spent three months in England reading and writing in one of their lovely Quaker libraries there. One day, early on, while I was in the library there, I noticed that almost all of the books about Quakers were eitherContinue reading “When the Wine Gives Out (John 2:1-11)”
- Quaker Exceptionalism, Jesus, and Movement Building (Mark 9:33-41)Mark 9:33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “WhoeverContinue reading “Quaker Exceptionalism, Jesus, and Movement Building (Mark 9:33-41)”
- When We Need Bread (John 6)This past weekend, I had the pleasure of preaching for College Park Baptist just up the street on chapter 6 of the Gospel of John. “I am the bread of life.” Jesus At Guilford College where I work as a staff member and part-time faculty, I have been co-teaching teaching a class called Food and FaithContinue reading “When We Need Bread (John 6)”
- What is Born of God? 1 John 5 – A Mother’s Day SermonThis is a message I gave to First Friends Meeting. I also shared a version of it for Freedom Church of the Poor. > 1 John 5:1-5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we loveContinue reading “What is Born of God? 1 John 5 – A Mother’s Day Sermon”
- Planning to Leave Hey Due to Policy ChangesHere is an Email I wrote today to the support team at hey.com. I sent this and post it here because I have been a very outspoke supporter of this company, paid for their books and products, have their stickers on my computers, moved teams on to their platforms, etc. It feels only right to beContinue reading “Planning to Leave Hey Due to Policy Changes”
- Becoming Co-Workers With The TruthWhen George Fox was initially on his spiritual quest to understand the true nature of faith and Christianity, he was living in the midst of full-on Christendom, that is state-sponsored Christianity or Christianity twisted to become comfortable acting as “the religion of empire.” Fox, and then Margaret Fell, among the other early Quaker founders, were disillusionedContinue reading “Becoming Co-Workers With The Truth”
Wess grew up in Ohio and became a Quaker while attending Malone College. Since that time he has become a voice in the Quaker world for convergence; bridge-building, remix, and renewal among all Friends.
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