Category: Featured

  • Silence can save us

    Ever since my class, “The Practice of Silence,” I am convinced more and more of the power of silence, and also it’s difficulty. Silence has a bad rap these days. My sense is that it is more than it has had in previous generations. But in either case, it is a hard sell. For one,…

  • Building a Writing Studio

    Building a Writing Studio

    Two years ago, Wess surrendered his home office for his daughter’s bedroom, sacrificing his personal workspace. After enduring makeshift workstations, Wess embarked on a sabbatical to dedicate time to writing. He recalls past workspaces before deciding to construct a custom studio. With family and friends’ aid, including his father-in-law’s pivotal role, Wess built the studio,…

  • An Update & Next Steps

    Dear Friends, I wanted to offer a little update since you haven’t heard from me in awhile. I am doing well and enjoying my sabbatical (read more about that below). What I wanted to let you all know is I am moving towards publishing solely from my blog: gatheringinlight.com. You can visit and subscribe to…

  • Review of Quaker World by Stephen Angell

    Stephen Angell, Leatherock professor of Quaker studies at Earlham College, wrote a very positive review of our book, The Quaker World, for Quaker Studies Research Association. Here are two excerpts: “This lively, refreshing and innovative volume comes along in a very timely fashion to make a huge mark in Quaker Studies. The editors express their…

  • For Faculty, Boards, and Trustees of Quaker Schools

    I wrote this list specifically for staff, faculty, and trustees of Quaker schools. I expect that more will be added to it overtime. We have a lot of learning and teaching to do if we are going to bring up a base level knowledge and appreciation of the principles and practices of the Quaker tradition…