Category: Sermons

  • The Birth of an Alternative Community

    I’m preaching this Sunday at First Friends Meeting here in Greensboro, the meeting my family and I attend. I don’t get to preach all that much any more, so I find it exciting to get the opportunity from time to time. This week is advent but I’ve opted to do something a little different at […]

  • Advent 2: Entering Mystery: From Wilderness to Forgiveness

    This is the Message I gave to New Garden Friends Meeting on December 10, 2017. The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying […]

  • On Passive and Active Silence and Liberation (Exodus 3)

    This is a message I shared last week at First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC. Is Anyone Listening? Today I wanted to talk with you about the tension between silence and liberation, and how we might envision a Quaker community where this tension gets resolved. When you think about all of the terrible things that […]

  • The Parable of the Grain of Wheat: On Being Publishers of Truth Today

    A number of folks have asked me to post this, so here is the message I gave tonight at the FUM Triennial gathering @ Friends University Wichita, KA. “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But […]

  • Empire & The Multitude (Rev 7)

    Here is the message I shared at College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC on July 31, 2016. Cross posted from my medium blog. The Rally Thank you for inviting me here this morning [my name is Wess Daniels and I’m a Quaker minister and teacher at Guilford College] and I am glad to see […]