Tony Jones, recently discussed a paper he read at Wheaton. In the paper he talks about the prospect of being an “anti-theologian,” (a designation I too find attractive) and orthodoxy as something that exists within particular events but not as an objective reality out there somewhere. I found some troubling questions for Friends given theContinue reading “Orthodoxy As An Event and Questions About a Quaker Orthodoxy”
We’ve begun Britain Yearly Meeting today and the blog is up and running full steam ahead. We’ve added some links, pictures, and the Quaker logo on the sidebar and there are at least six new posts just from today. There are five of us writing and if you’re interested in seeing what we’re writing about,Continue reading “@BYM – How to Track the Britain Yearly Meeting Online”
A few weeks ago I decided to create a few new names for some of my favorite coffee drinks just for fun. I work at Fuller’s Bookstore, and attached is a really great coffee shop ingenuously named “Coffee by the Books.” What this means for me is a steady flow of really good coffee andContinue reading “Quakers and Coffee”
Last week I went to a Friends conference (FWCC) in Rhode Island, and have already talked about it at some length. But the point of this short post was to point out a number of trends, or characteristics that I saw beginning to frame the overall conversation of convergent Friends.
Frequently Asked Questions (of a theologian) is a series I do from time to time as a means of answering good questions that come across my desk. Sometimes I answer the questions, sometimes others do, if you’re interested in seeing some other Q & A’s check it out here.
As most of you know by now I spent the end of last week in Providence Rhode Island helping with a workshop about convergent Friends. I wanted to give an overview of what we did there so that those of you who are curious can be in the know.
This weekend I have a great opportunity to spend some time with a group of ecumenical Quakers. I am flying to Providence Rhode Island to participate in the Friends World Committee for Consultation, an ecumenical group of Friends who have been trying to help bridge the gap between the various subgroups of Friends.
As a follow up to my reflections on Quaker Heritage Day I wanted to post a list of Questions I’ve been thinking about, many of which came because our travels to the north and many because of what I have been studying over the past quarter.
Psa. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. This past weekend my wife and I visited Berkeley California for a gathering called “Quaker Heritage Day.” It’s not unlike any church conference that invites someone to comeContinue reading “Learning a New Language While Building a House: Reflections on Quaker Heritage Day”
John Fitzgerald from Britain Yearly Meeting has set up a blog for this year’s yearly gathering and has invited Simon, Jez and me to be the ‘official bloggers’ of the event.