Take a Break, Make a Pour Over With Wess

Last week, my staff spent time making a number and coordinating a number of daily videos for the campus community around self-care practices. There was this one with Faculty Member Jim Hood, doing a walk in the Guilford Woods that people really loved, and another one from my colleague, Evelyn Jadin, who made a videoContinue reading “Take a Break, Make a Pour Over With Wess”

Using Roam Research in Academia

I have fallen in love with the note-taking, research, “second brain” app called, Roam Research. It is a simple application that enables me to take notes and do research in ways that I have not been able to do with other note-taking systems. As someone who loves to read, research, and write, I find Roam’sContinue reading “Using Roam Research in Academia”

Listen to My Interview On the EasterPod

This past Sunday, I am on a new episode of the EasterPod, a podcast by Corey Easterday. This one is extra special for me because Corey is not only a friend and a great person, leader, and creative entrepreneur, he was also in my youth group when I was first a youth pastor back atContinue reading “Listen to My Interview On the EasterPod”

Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips

This was shared with me from Alexander Levering Kern, graduate of Guilford College and Executive Director Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. He and his family attends Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Massachusetts. I think you will find it helpful. Please share with others as you see fit. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe some more.Continue reading “Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips”

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”