Worship Leader, FCNL Annual Meeting

This Sunday, November 15, 2020, I'll be bringing a prepared message to Friends Committee on National Legislation's Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute. As with most events this year, this gathering will take place online, which allows many more people to participate. The theme is "Fierce Love," and attendees will be lobbying our legislators …

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 …

“A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends” | New England Yearly Meeting

This coming week, I'll be sharing with New England Yearly Meeting for their Bible half-hours on the topic of "A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends." Sessions run from Saturday, August 1–9, 2020, and are virtual, so anyone can register and join (they ask for a payment to cover the cost of the …

Friends and Watershed Discipleship | Published in QRT

My paper, "Friends and Watershed Discipleship: reconciling with people and the land in light of the Doctrine of Discovery," which I originally delivered at the American Academy of Religion conference last November, was published in Quaker Religious Thought's spring 2020 issue! If you need some reading material during the current pandemic, consider ordering a copy …

Friends & Watershed Discipleship: reconciling with people and the land in light of the Doctrine of Discovery

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, I got to share my paper, "Friends & Watershed Discipleship: reconciling with people and the land in light of the Doctrine of Discovery," with the Quaker Studies Unit and Pentecostal & Charistmatic Movements Unit at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Diego, CA. Here's the abstract, and you …

AAR 2019 | Presenting on Ecotheology in Two Sessions

I'm putting the finishing touches on my paper presentations for two sessions at the American Academy of Religion conference this coming weekend in San Diego. I'm really excited to share my research and ideas, although I'm also feeling anxious and nervous about it. Both papers relate to ecotheology, but to different audiences and with different …

FWCC: Quakers and Earthcare

In March, I got to attend a Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas gathering outside of Kansas City, MO. I was invited to co-lead a workshop and interest group on Quakers and creation care with Shelley Tanenbaum, general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW), and Adrian Halverstadt, who teaches at Barclay College …

Whirlwind Year

It's been a little over a year since I posted on this blog, and it's been quite the year! My family moved twice, I'm digging in hard to my dissertation research and writing, and I've been doing a lot of teaching, writing, presenting, and editing. Here are a few highlights. Teaching: I spent the year …