I recently watched Kody Hersh’s QuakerSpeak video entitled How Jesus Affirms My Queerness, and was disappointed by the negative comments in some of the follow-up posts. I began to formulate counter-responses to those who staunchly refused to accept that God/Jesus loves all people, including LGBTQ folks, just as they are.
In my hospital workplace, I am grateful for working on a team rather than strictly on my own. The work we do as rehab therapists is often—I’d even say usually—very difficult. Every day, we work with people who are sick, wounded, and debilitated, both physically and mentally. If not for
The first Training and Recording Workshop for prospective Quaker ministers for 2020–2021 featured a presentation by Stephen Potthoff, Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Peace Studies at Wilmington College. Stephen has been teaching there since 2003. His scholarly interests include early Christianity and ancient religion and archaeology. He writes and researches
The process of creating art and sharing it with others is always a surprising source of joy to me. Art is a whispered promise of the human spirit which says: “Life is more than what merely meets the eye!” There is so much more in store for us, more to
I wrote the following vocal and instrumental piece based on a Thomas Merton prayer in his book Thoughts in Solitude. There are echoes of this in our present time of uncertainty during the pandemic. (Click the image below to watch the video.)