I know Diana Butler Bass as a church historian. I heard her speak at ESR after the publication of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, which was a passionate but still scholarly study of the past and future of Christian faith.
She’s not that far ‘up the road’ in a new home in Wilmington and we will still see her at Yearly Meeting, but that did not make the transfer of her membership any easier. In a word that has become common use over the past two years with COVID-19, Mary
Just a short time after his wife Mary became a member at Cincinnati Friends, Earl Wittrock has followed her into membership. It has been a journey, he shares, not unlike some of the commercials seen on television, like the ones where you can buy a car and drive it for
The long goodbye of Jean Crocker-Lakness ended on April 3, 2022, following years of struggles with dementia. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 8, 1947, the daughter of Melvin and Patricia Pattison Lakness. She followed her husband Jim Crocker-Lakness into eternal grace less than three months after his
I have a heavy heart as I write this morning. Two days ago, a young white male entered a grocery store in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire on the inside. In the end, ten people were killed and others injured. The reports concerning the