The Lamb’s War and Quaker Worship (Part 2)

In the desert liturgy of obedience to the Lamb, wrought in the wilderness of the Spirit, the engrafted Word and immortal Seed grow, waging the Lamb’s War, there where neither smell nor scent of time, flesh, or reasonings remain; and here all things are made new and one drinks freely from the well of the … Continue reading The Lamb’s War and Quaker Worship (Part 2)

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This Has Always Been the Cost

(Originally written in 2016.) We’re only 12 days in. Not even two weeks. And this presidency is already devastating. Donald Trump is waging war against the American people. Six journalists were charged with felony rioting for covering protests at the presidential inauguration. It’s now illegal to protest on the floor of Congress, or to live-stream … Continue reading This Has Always Been the Cost

Friends Need to Tell the Truth

Originally written in 2016 Truth-telling. It’s hard to say for Quakers today if it matters the way it once did. That first generation of Friends were honest. Brutally honest. About the crookedness of Church-as-Empire, about the empty strength of the empire itself. Those Quakers were shameless. They preached a God of justice and peace. A … Continue reading Friends Need to Tell the Truth