Man and Islam: The Free Man and Freedom of the Man

Dr. Ali Shariati was a sociologist and Iranian revolutionary. A brilliant thinker and tireless academic, he wrote over a hundred books at the time of his untimely death at the age of 43.   Ladies and Gentlemen: Tonight, as long as time permits, I would like to investigate the following questions: Does Islam recognize man as … Continue reading Man and Islam: The Free Man and Freedom of the Man

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A letter from an imprisoned Friend

I'm currently crying over this letter written by Sarah Cheevers, a first generation Friend. It was written to her husband and family while she was imprisoned. This sort of imagery and language - this conception of the good news - is what initially drew me to Quakerism. I pray you find it edifying as well. … Continue reading A letter from an imprisoned Friend

Do Friendly Fire members have to be Christian?

From the beginning of our collective, we've intended for our work and fellowship to be for all who felt a call to faith. We love and honor Jesus as a teacher and comrade to our community, and we seek to corporately embody his gospel. Our fellowship coalesced over the political and spiritual apocalypticism that was … Continue reading Do Friendly Fire members have to be Christian?

Saint Saturday: Saint Brigid, Patron Saint of Sapphic Love

Like many early saints, the historicity and actual existence of saint Brigid is debated, but her stories hold a truth to them. Brigid started out her life in captivity. Her father’s wife told him to sell Brigid’s mother, and Brigid, into slavery. Ever since she was little, she was known for great acts of kindness, … Continue reading Saint Saturday: Saint Brigid, Patron Saint of Sapphic Love

Making Room in the Inn: The Sin of the Locked Church Door

A friend of mine told me about a bike accident she had. Sitting knee to knee on a crisp fall afternoon, she told me about how it wasn’t a terrible bike accident, but it was a little bloody, and bad enough to need a bandaid. So she went around town looking for one. She went … Continue reading Making Room in the Inn: The Sin of the Locked Church Door