Using Evernote to Find A Good Everyday Carry Backpack

If you know me well, you know I like bags. Backpacks, briefcases, canvas bags, “hip sacks,” you name it. I’ve been known to hunt for a good sale, or clearance item to fill a bag need. For instance, I’ve had more than one Timbuktu bag in the last 15 years that I bought from SierraContinue reading “Using Evernote to Find A Good Everyday Carry Backpack”

Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance

Purchase Your Copy Here Note from Wess: Dear readers of Gathering In Light, my second book, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance,” is now published as a paperback. This edition of the book is updated with new material, a poem by Quaker poet Rashaun Sourles (@rashaunps), a foreward by Wes Howard-Brook, whose workContinue reading “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance”

Origin Stories: Celebrating Barberton Friends Church

Recently, Barberton Evangelical Friends Church in Barberton, Ohio – the first church I ever worked in – celebrated their 75th anniversary. As a token of my own love and appreciation for this community and their investment in me, I wanted to share some of my fond memories and role this community played in my earlyContinue reading “Origin Stories: Celebrating Barberton Friends Church”

Pre-Order the Print Version of “Resisting Empire”

Hi Friends, many of you has asked about a print version of “Resisting Empire” and it is almost here. You can now pre-order it: The print version, proudly published by Quaker independent publisher Barclay Press, also has new material that is not in the kindle edition: poetry from @rashaunps, foreward by biblical scholar Wes HowardContinue reading “Pre-Order the Print Version of “Resisting Empire””

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake,Continue reading

A Spiritual Journey by Wendell Berry

A Spiritual Journey And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,  no matter how long,  but only by a spiritual journey,  a journey of one inch,  very arduous and humbling and joyful,  by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,  and learn to be at home. ~ Wendell Berry ~

Revelation and Resisting Empire Event Next Week

I was invited to speak on the subject of “Revelation and Empire” at Providence Baptist Church of Greensboro by my good friend, Rev. Darryl Aaron on 6:30pm on September 9-10. These are themes covered in my recent book “Resisting Empire” from Barclay Presshttps://amzn.to/2YhSxio.  Following these presentations each night, Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, the Dean of Duke University Chapel,Continue reading “Revelation and Resisting Empire Event Next Week”