Obstacles and Opportunities in the Red Sea of Transition (Ex. 14)

This is the message I brought to New Garden Friends Meeting on August 30th, 2015. I hope, in the time that we have together, to begin to open up a terrain for all of us in the face of three critical transitions that this NGFM is facing: The pastoral transition of Margaret Webb and familyContinue reading “Obstacles and Opportunities in the Red Sea of Transition (Ex. 14)”

A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting

  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not knowContinue reading “A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting”

A Remixed Church: Adaptation, Legos and Renewal (Isaiah 43:18-19)

“Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about toContinue reading “A Remixed Church: Adaptation, Legos and Renewal (Isaiah 43:18-19)”

A Blended Family: On The Importance of Difference

“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26) “Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and beganContinue reading “A Blended Family: On The Importance of Difference”