The Company We Keep: Empathy and Reading the Bible Together (Acts 8)

This is the message I gave this past Sunday. _THE B.I.B.L.E. The Bible is, for better or for worse, one of the most influential documents in the history of the Western World. We sit here together in worship this morning largely because of the Bible. Many of us have grown up hearing the stories, memorizing […]

‘I Am Continually With You’ : A Review of L. Callid Keefe-Perry’s “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer”

I really enjoyed reading and learning from Callid Keefe-Perry’s new book, “Way to Water.” A photo posted by C. Wess Daniels (@cwessd) on Feb 28, 2015 at 7:41am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Church services are poetry from beginning to end; they just are poetry. …Religion is serious poetry — which is not to say religion cannot be […]

Endorsements for my Upcoming Book

Here are some endorsements from fine folks in the academic and Quaker world who have had an opportunity to read my book, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015). This is what they are saying about it: Dr. Ryan K. Bolger, PHD. Associate Professor of Church in Contemporary […]

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 from […]

Write the Vision: Quakers, Zines and Participatory Culture

This is a synchroblog written for Quaker Voluntary Service, of which I am a board member. The theme is “Quakers and new media.” (Twitter Link #qvssynchroblog) “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does […]

Suicide: The End of Paranoia – a guest post by Aaron Scott

This post continues the theme of reflecting on suicide and its impact in our lives. It is written by Aaron Scott, a close friend, biblical scholar, poverty initiative activist, and all around awesome person. She lost her grandpa earlier this year to mental illness, here is some of Aaron and her grandpa’s story. My grandpa […]