Celebration of Quakerism and Ben Pink Dandelion

I’m not going to make a habit out of announcing events that Pendle Hill or other organizations do, but I will tell you about the ones I think you should know about, or the ones I would attend if I could. This is no exception. Ben Pink Dandelion is going to be spending sometime atContinue reading “Celebration of Quakerism and Ben Pink Dandelion”

Ben Pink Dandelion Interviewed on OUPBlog

Ben Pink Dandelion, Quaker professor at the University of Birmingham (UK) and one of my tutors has recently (as in this week) published, The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction with Oxford University Press. It’s a perfect book for someone who knows little about Quakers and doesn’t want to work through his much larger introduction (thoughContinue reading “Ben Pink Dandelion Interviewed on OUPBlog”

Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion

Accepting the whole of a tradition and not just the parts I found Slavoj Zizek’s opening to his book The Fragile Absolute, to be instructive for a present day study of Quaker theology. He begins by presenting the challenge of two choices: How is a Marxist to counter all the various “thoughts” of the post-modernContinue reading “Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion”

A “Convergent Model” Book is Coming

One of the editors from Pickwick Publications sent me the uncorrected proofs of my soon-to-be published book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in  a Participatory Culture.” It is amazing how much work goes into making this happen, from the research, writing and countless hours editing, I will be glad to seeContinue reading “A “Convergent Model” Book is Coming”

Revelation 12 : Liturgy as Formation – What Are We Creating?

Image from hellojenuine. “But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.” (Revelation 12:11) The work of the People One of the signs of a true artist is a willingness to work patientlyContinue reading “Revelation 12 : Liturgy as Formation – What Are We Creating?”

Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies

This is the message I brought to worship on May 13, 2012. If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. Whoever refuses to believe inContinue reading “Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies”

Amazon Takes on Quakerism?

Some of the Basics* Amazon is one of those companies that’s kind of off-limits for the typical American consumer. I mean, who owns a computer and hasn’t purchased at least one thing from Amazon? I know I have. And who can argue with such a “successful” business model? After-all, shouldn’t we capitalists encourage this kindContinue reading “Amazon Takes on Quakerism?”

Small Group Discussion Guide for “The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction”

Over the course of the summer a small group at Camas Friends Church worked through Ben Pink Dandelion’s “The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction.” The book is honestly a little deceiving. It is short, but the font is also small and it is packed full with tons of information. So while it is short, it isContinue reading “Small Group Discussion Guide for “The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction””