Tag: The Practice of Silence

  • 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,…

  • Let’s Get Bored Together: The Practice of Silence and Resisting the Attention Economy

    I am teaching a class this semester at Guilford College called, “The Practice of Silence.” The class is both what it sounds like and a lot more. We are studying the Quaker theology behind the Quaker practice of silence but we’re also studying it from the broader lens of building focus, attention, and learning how…