Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Historically Friends worried that music and the arts could serve as spiritual distractions but today many are involved in the arts. Share you work, along with your views of the role of the arts in contemporary Quaker culture. Tag: arts.
Latest Activity: 3rd month 20
Eighteenth century Quakers were apparently anything but anti-intellectual. Their fear was not of knowledge--they encouraged their members to tackle weighty subjects--but of a shallow, superficial veneer of information that substituted for mature thought.
The programme elegantly draws out intersecting lines between Quaker worship and poetry, that have taken some of the poets interviewed years to discern. Philip Gross says: ‘I spent twenty years seriously being a poet and seriously being a Quaker, and it never dawned on me that they might be aspects of the same thing’.
Here is another stitching project I am currently working on. I love many of the "Goode Huswife" designs. I always find wonderful designs with very pleasing color schemes. I do, however, sometimes...----> Well Bless my Bonnet! (to see my progress)
I know there must be many of you ladies and men who enjoy doing various arts and crafts, and frankly...I would love to see your work! So I decided to make a new blog where you can post and display pictures of what you've created. What follows is my first post. So please stop by and join!
A description in song of Quaker worship.
Today, I am equally a Quaker and a photojournalist, and these two tracks of my life cross-pollinate constantly. Both live as witnesses, and there are many parallels between photography and Quaker worship. We are searching for Truth and insight, willing (ideally) to seek this Truth out no matter where it leads us. We know the way may be hard, yet we persevere.
"What did you say about that painting, Simon?" I ask from across the small wooden gallery. "It was painted here." "REALLY?" "You know this painting?" he asks in surprise. "Of course!" Hugh and I exclaim together.
We were quickly met by security, but we still sang many carols to an audience of PNC patrons, staff and management, drawing a crowd as we presented our coal-filled stocking to PNC's head of security, along with our Christmas card demanding that they immediately cease all further financing for mountain-top removal.
The album will look at the "theological underpinnings of going naked as a sign" and ask "What was going on with these radical Christians?" Right now, he's fundraising.
Jon Watts performs "Songs that I've Released" at Friend General Conference (FGC) in the Summer of 2010 in Bowling Green, OH.