James Michael Tower
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What do Quakers believe about sin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Webb 2nd month 17, 2016. 13 Replies

In coming to grips with the diverse theological views of many Quakers, and in part by the fascinating discussion on salvation, I have to ask what does the concept of sin look like from…Continue

 

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Hi there! I am James Tower: A husband, father, dreamer, visionary, thinker, poet, mystic, metal-worker, and scholar. A former atheist trying to find my way as a Quaker minister. A former drop-out trying to find my way through an M. Div program at George Fox. A former addict who, over twelve years ago had a life changing encounter with Jesus that has altered the course of my life forever.

I am a creative person called to pastoral ministry, spiritual direction and discipleship. I love "conversations of consequence" with people who are willing to wrestle through the deeper truths and messiness of life. I have found God in my brokenness, and He has shown me how to use that personal knowledge to work toward healing and reconciliation with others. I love the outdoors, camping and recreation, an eclectic blend of music and arts, and creativity in general. I am passionate about expressing my faith in Jesus, and allowing God to transform every area of my life and every decision I make. Together with my wife Liz and daughter Sophie, we are on a journey to figure out where, when, and how to live out the call God has placed in our hearts.
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Barclay “Ex-Prosed”: Robert Barclay’s Apology as Poetic Prayer

Posted on 11th mo. 7, 2012 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

As an alternative research project, I set out to capture the heart of Robert Barclay, the great Quaker theologian and apologist, in poetry. His systematic work referred to as his Apology outlines 15 propositions written to defend Quaker theology’s orthodoxy in the face of its critics, who often confused Quakers with other—often stranger—radical religious sects of…

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