The Imagined Rebellion – Kierkegaard

A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is the age of advertisement and publicity. Nothing ever happens but there is immediate publicity everywhere. In the present age a rebellion is, of all things, the most unthinkable. Such an expression of strength would seem ridiculous to the calculating intelligence of our times. On theContinue reading “The Imagined Rebellion – Kierkegaard”

Is Cultural Appropriation Always Wrong?

A powerful essay on the “co-opting” of minority cultures by Parul Sehgal. This is something I am deeply interested in understanding and observing within “participatory culture,” which often takes part in remixing texts of many kinds. Sehgal’s points are a clear and necessary check on the “fast and loose” nature of those borrowing culture to create culture. CallingContinue reading “Is Cultural Appropriation Always Wrong?”

In ‘63 Life Magazine ran a feature article on A. Philip Randolph and Rustin about the March on Washington (8/28/63) which they organized. King and others were worried about Rustin, who was gay, being in the spotlight because he was too much of a “vulnerability.” The “Big Six” chose to make A. Philip Randolph theContinue reading

Know On Whose Shoulders We Stand

One question I’m getting a lot is about what is my responsibility at Guilford College and what are the things I’d like to see happen. I waffle on both of these fronts. One is because at least some of my responsibilities are still unfolding and being discerned. Others are hard to describe or I’m still learningContinue reading “Know On Whose Shoulders We Stand”

And today, I say farewell to my beloved church

Here is a bit of what we did today as a farewell to our ministry at Camas Friends Church. “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved… Rejoice [Farewell] in the Lord always; again I will say, RejoiceContinue reading “And today, I say farewell to my beloved church”

Convergent Model of Renewal: Discussion Guide and Sketchnotes (Chp. 2)

We are doing a discussion at Camas Friends Church on my book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal.” I am posting the sketchnotes and  discussion questions here each week for anyone who would like to download them and use them. Feel free to share and dispense however that makes sense as usual things are shared here underContinue reading “Convergent Model of Renewal: Discussion Guide and Sketchnotes (Chp. 2)”

Sketchnote: What Makes for a Good Remix?

What makes for a good remix? What makes for a bad one? When is a remix not a remix but a cover or a something more “original?” These are questions that come up a lot when I present on themes related to the Convergent Model of Renewal. When I think about how traditions can beContinue reading “Sketchnote: What Makes for a Good Remix?”