Tag: Convergent Friends
(un)Programmed: Towards the Program of the Spirit | YQ Article
About a week ago I had an article come out in Young Quaker, the publication run by Young Friends General Meeting in Britain (See volue 53,number 6). This edition was the last one for Jez Smith, a friend of mine who currently lives in London, and who I worked with on the Britain Yearly Meeting […]
Convergent Friends An Introduction by Rachel Stacy
Rachel Stacy, a young Quaker woman and soon to be graduate from Earlham School of Religion, with a double major in religion and chemistry, recently finished her final school project for a class in contemporary religious movements. She decided to do the final research project on convergent Friends and has produced a great introduction.
An Apologetic for a Quaker Theology | Do We Need It (or want it)?
This is a response to a comment I received yesterday about Quaker theology. The comment was good enough that I decided to write a post about it, because I know that many people have the same questions and challenges it brought up. Theology should be done in a way that is not only sensible (in […]
Meeting House Innovative? | Visual Arts and Creativity in Quakerism
Recently I had a great talk with a woman from Essex, and she goes to a Quaker meeting that’s doing some really cool stuff. I asked her about her meeting and she told me that there are about 35 people there and they have unprogrammed worship every week. But the majority of the people don’t […]
Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion
Accepting the whole of a tradition and not just the parts I found Slavoj Zizeks opening to his book The Fragile Absolute, to be instructive for a present day study of Quaker theology. He begins by presenting the challenge of two choices: How is a Marxist to counter all the various thoughts” of the post-modern […]