Holding Family Meetings To Keep A Sense of Routine and Connection in the Midst of Covid19

A couple of years back, we came across a book called “The Secret of Happy Families,” which I am not necessary recommending but there were some handy ideas in the book. One of them was the idea of a weekly family meeting, and a basic layout for what that meeting could look like. So weContinue reading “Holding Family Meetings To Keep A Sense of Routine and Connection in the Midst of Covid19”

The No. 666 & Resisting Empire: Inverse Podcast Interview

Last week, my interview with the Inverse Podcast was published. The conversation with Drew Hart (Professor at Messiah College, Author of The Trouble I’ve Seen, Changing the Way the Church Views Racism) and Jarrod McKenna (Australian theologian and activist) was a lot of fun and broad in terrain. The main focus of the podcast wasContinue reading “The No. 666 & Resisting Empire: Inverse Podcast Interview”

Register Now for Online Webinar: Leadership Amongst Friends

Dear Friends, I am co-facilitating an online course for Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, UK on Leadership Amongst Friends with Zélie Gross and John Gray, two British Quakers. The six-week course runs from 20 April to 31 May 2020. I’d like to invite you to consider joining us this year if you are interested in spending someContinue reading “Register Now for Online Webinar: Leadership Amongst Friends”

Interview with A People’s Theology

I recently had an interview with the @peoplestheology (https://twitter.com/peoplestheology) podcast on my new book and what the book of Revelation can teach us about how to resist empire and what it means to build the multitude. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. Here is a link to stream online https://overcast.fm/+LZTq_-P90Continue reading “Interview with A People’s Theology”

Revelation as Resistance: Moral Imagination in an Age of Empire

How would you answer if I were to ask you, “What one book of the Bible are you least interested in studying, reading, discussing, or teaching others about?” When I considered this question in the spring of 2013, as the pastor of a Quaker meeting in the Pacific Northwest, I knew the answer before IContinue reading “Revelation as Resistance: Moral Imagination in an Age of Empire”

Beastly Economics & King’s Vision for the Poor People’s Campaign

“…we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing‐oriented” society to a “person‐oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered…True compassion isContinue reading “Beastly Economics & King’s Vision for the Poor People’s Campaign”

A Five Week Series on the Book of Revelation

I’m looking forward to leading a 5-week series on Revelation & my book “Resting Empire.” We started this past Sunday at First Friends Meeting here in Greensboro. If you’re close by and interested in joining is, you are welcome. We will be covering these topics: Quaker and Liberation ways of reading the Bible. How ourContinue reading “A Five Week Series on the Book of Revelation”

Activities For New Year’s Eve

When we had the idea of throwing a small gathering at our house for New Year’s Eve, we did the initial planning around food and drinks, the traditional (for us) stuff: pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, etc. But not one to want to do just the expected things, I talked to Emily about coming up withContinue reading “Activities For New Year’s Eve”

A Call to Work Outside Our Circles – Friends Journal Article

In this month’s Friends Journal, I have a little piece in response to the NY Times article from Teresa M. Bejan, “What Quakers Can Teach Us About the Politics of Pronouns.” That article is useful and made its rounds on the Quaker Internet pretty thoroughly. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you read it.Continue reading “A Call to Work Outside Our Circles – Friends Journal Article”

Are You Ready to Do Your Annual Review? Here Are Some Tips and Resources

As we round out the end of 2019 and the last of this decade, there’s no better time than now to reflect on the past and think about goals and priorities you want to have for the coming year(s). When I think about the connection between work and productivity and my spiritual practice, setting timeContinue reading “Are You Ready to Do Your Annual Review? Here Are Some Tips and Resources”