There are many “tensions” or differences that we run into when building and existing within community. A faith community is no different. I think Camas Friends Church excels at doing this kind of work together. Here are some of the things I have learned from the way this meeting does community with each other.
Here are some endorsements from fine folks in the academic and Quaker world who have had an opportunity to read my book, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015). This is what they are saying about it: Dr. Ryan K. Bolger, PHD. Associate Professor of Church in ContemporaryContinue reading “Endorsements for my Upcoming Book”
I love books and I love to read. This past year I started keeping a little better track of the books I read using a simple reading log at the back of one of my notebooks. This makes it a lot easier to not only remember the books I read, but what I actually readContinue reading “Books I Loved Reading In 2014”
One of the editors from Pickwick Publications sent me the uncorrected proofs of my soon-to-be published book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture.” It is amazing how much work goes into making this happen, from the research, writing and countless hours editing, I will be glad to seeContinue reading “A “Convergent Model” Book is Coming”
For as much as I love reading books, and for as many as I’ve read, I haven’t been very good about keeping track of my reading over the years. So last year I created a very simple reading log on the back two pages of my notebook. I like using Baron Fig for my primary notebookContinue reading “Make a Simple Reading Log”
From a blog post about the 9 intelligences (Link). How about you?
In case you missed these or are new to following this blog, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from the past year. They’re not necessarily the most read but ones that I feel particularly good about for one reason or another. I feel that this year even more than previous years I worked hardContinue reading “A Few Favorite Posts From 2014”
It’s the end of the year and whether you’ve been reading Gathering In Light for the 10 years it has been around or you are a new reader, this has been quite a year for all kinds of reasons. In comparison to past years, I have been pretty quiet here. I’m at 1,435 posts andContinue reading “Year in Review – 2014”
Taking risks is worth the unknowns that follow. Progress can be made. Keep working to engineer a new kind of engine. You can expect to find either a door (or a window) in an unlit room, you just have to keeping search for it. Conflict is not as scary as it seems prior to theContinue reading “15 things I learned in 2014 (or at least tried too)”
Immanuel, God With Us. I enjoy putting together meditative worship services. A couple years back I posted this resource for using with a Christmas eve Candlelight Service. I have been working to make an updated one and since it’s just about complete I wanted to post it here for those of you who might beContinue reading “Outline for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service”