Alasdair Macintyre On Rights and Protest: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?

In keeping with the conversation at bay, MacIntyre’s words on protest are fitting. In his seminal work “After Virtue” he focuses on arguing how and why the “Enlightenment project” failed. Essentially it is because the modern period has stripped away from humanity any social context in which to couch morality and instead focused solely onContinue reading “Alasdair Macintyre On Rights and Protest: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?”

MacIntyre And Church Renewal

I came across this Alasdair MacIntyre quote not long ago and thought it was a fitting reflection for the much-discussed topic of church renewal. Part of MacIntyre’s point is to say that if a tradition is to overcome its own crisis of knowing, it will be through the revision of its narrative in light ofContinue reading “MacIntyre And Church Renewal”

New From the Bookshelf Intro | MacIntyre, Root and Caputo

I’ve decided along with my other segments (like Dress Down Friday, Flickr Pics, and Quotations) on ol’ “gathering in light” that I’d start doing a little segment on new books that I come across at the bookstore that you may (or may not) find interesting. I am going to try and be fairly diverse inContinue reading “New From the Bookshelf Intro | MacIntyre, Root and Caputo”

Apprentices

My understanding of apprentices is derived from the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and has been integrated into my understanding of the Quaker tradition. Apprentices are people who are a part of a tradition who become self-aware of their being a part of that tradition, but also of their responsibility to help carry that tradition forwardContinue reading “Apprentices”

A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015)

By C. Wess Daniels published by Pickwick Publications Now Available at Pickwick Publications & Amazon.com in print and as an ebook. This book is for those interested in renewing their faith tradition in ways that are contextually appropriate and driven by practices from participatory culture rather than institutional-focused, top-down or based on deficit change models. Download a free excerpt fromContinue reading “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015)”

A Convergent Model of Hope is Ready To Share

I finished my dissertation, “A Convergent Model of Hope: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture,” last November. But it is finally rolling out so that it can be shared with others. I know it’s the case that dissertations aren’t always thought of as super interesting things to read but let’s not underestimate howContinue reading “A Convergent Model of Hope is Ready To Share”

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”

Presenting on Convergent Friends at FAHE in June

 So much for a really creative title! It was the best I could think of at this hour. Anyways, Last year at this time I was living in Birmingham England, away from my pregnant wife, finishing up my first year of doctoral studies and working on Quaker theology with a guy named Pink (see my threeContinue reading “Presenting on Convergent Friends at FAHE in June”