Systems of Death and the Subversive Seed (John 12:24)

Watercolor from John Jay Alvaro Watch it on YouTube here: The Subversive SeedThis week, we saw the shooting of 8 individuals, 6 were Asian-Americans reminding us again of the ongoing and increased racism Asian-Americans and other communities of color have faced in the last year. Maybe unsurprisingly at this point: it was done by a manContinue reading “Systems of Death and the Subversive Seed (John 12:24)”

Reading the Bible with Empathy

Reading the Bible with Empathy – A Methodology This method is about seeking to enter into the biblical text imaginatively. It seeks to see various experiences and contexts from the character’s point of view, opening up more variety to the interpretations, but also a liberatory framework because these texts were – in most instances –Continue reading “Reading the Bible with Empathy”

A New Kind of Nursery of Truth – Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series on whether or not Quakers can be “Publishers of Truth” today. In this series I want to talk about how I think early Quakers understood what it meant to be “publishers of truth” in earlier years (Part 1), just a couple challenges we face when it comesContinue reading “A New Kind of Nursery of Truth – Part 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”

‘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 // Church services are poetry from beginning to end; they just are poetry. …Religion is serious poetry — which is not to say religion cannot beContinue reading “‘I Am Continually With You’ : A Review of L. Callid Keefe-Perry’s “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer””