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_-P90 […]
I’m am interested in checklists, setting annual goals for myself, and working on specific habits I want to create or break. For example, I am currently working on a 2020 goal of “building a consistent habit of exercising.” So far I have been successful at this goal, going to the gym 4-5 times a week […]
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 I […]
“…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 is […]
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 our […]
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 with […]
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. […]
This is a message I gave at First Friends Meeting in Greensboro on December 22, 2019 following Revelation 12 and Matthew 1:18ff. Here is the recorded version of the message. Rev. 12:1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman eclothed with fthe sun, with fthe moon under her feet, and on her head […]
January 5 – Resisting Empire Book Study – New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro
January 19 – Preaching at Unitarian Universalist Church – Greensboro
January 12, 26, Feb 2, 9 – Resisting Empire Book Study – First Friends Meeting – Greensboro
February 16 – Brotherhood Forum on Roman’s 12:17-21; 13:1-10 New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro
June 16-21 – Intermountain Yearly Meeting – Keynote Speaker and Workshops – Durango, CO.
Oct 23-25 – Liturgy, Mysticism and Resistance – Pendle Hill
Nov 6-8 – TBA
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