Illuminate Summer Speaker Series | Pendle Hill, June 14–August 23, 2021

I've been editing the Barclay Press Friends Bible study curriculum, Illuminate, for just about two years now, and it has been a really fun and meaningful experience to study, write about, and edit a quarterly Bible study with a Quaker bent that has so far covered 19 books of the Bible, plus another three for …

Creation Care & George Fox | FAHE Panel March 23, 2021

Friends Association for Higher Education has been hosting a series called "Quaker Leadings in Higher Education" during the pandemic, since we couldn't meet in person for a conference. Check out the great topics and presenters on the former panels here. They're beginning a series-within-the-series of panel discussions with contributors to the book I co-edited with …

Friends Journal | Review of Quakers, Creation Care, & Sustainability

Somehow I missed this review of Quakers, Creation Care, & Sustainability in Friends Journal, October 2020. I appreciate Ruah Swennerfelt's favorable mention of several of the chapter contributions. Swennerfelt comments, "Although for the past three decades I’ve worked for and volunteered in service to the earth and justice, I learned much from reading this fascinating …

“Friends, Racial Justice, and Policing: A Biblical Economy of Care” | Message to FCNL now online

I had the chance to serve as the worship leader at Friends Committee on National Legislation's Annual Meeting last month, which means that in addition to a couple other responsibilities, I offered a prepared message in worship on Sunday morning. The title was: “Friends, Racial Justice, and Policing: A Biblical Economy of Care.” Here is …

Book Release | “Quaker Pneumatology” in T&T Clark Handbook of Pneumatology

I received my contributor copy yesterday of the book T&T Clark Handbook of Pneumatology (eds. Daniel Castelo and Kenneth M. Loyer, 2020), in which I contributed the chapter, "Quaker Pneumatology." I promise this is a different book than the one I posted about in August! The topic of my chapter is similar to my "Quaker …

“Quaker Spirituality” in Protestant Spiritual Traditions, vol. 2

I got my copy in the mail this week of Protestant Spiritual Traditions, in which I have a chapter entitled, "Quaker Spirituality." It was a fun project to work on, and is in a collection of chapters about different spiritual traditions within Protestant denominations (including Friends, which I explained are sort of Protestant). Now I …

Videos: NEYM, “A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends”

New England Yearly Meeting's sessions were held virtually this year, as were most yearly meetings (and, of course, most other events...). NEYM Friends asked me to be their Bible Half-Hour speaker, and so I gave five half-hour talks on the topic of: "A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends." I truly wish I …