Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I initially posted this on Facebook and then my blog that no one reads (ha). I thought I'd share it here.
When I tell people I'm a Quaker, some of my friends ask me "What's Quaker?" The tendency is to go into history. We were colonizers who had a different but still problematic relationship with the Natives and who sought to establish a different, tolerant colony in the New World. I could point to how we differed on the holding of slaves but eventually came to…Continue
So, lately I've been having troubling dreams. Most of them involve past self-destructive behaviors and a lifestyle that I've chosen to leave behind. Usually, upon awakening and starting my morning routine, I forget about the dreams. Yesterday, however, the dreams triggered specific memories of people, places and things. As I entered into a yoga posture during a yoga class, memories would be especially vivid and disconcerting. Try as I might…Continue
I feel like I'm coming out of the closet again. It's actually striking how similar this is to when I started admitting I was gay. Here and there I would talk about "if" i were gay, or how maybe I'm bisexual. I would hook up with someone and then rant against homosexuality in Friends Journal or in meeting. Then I came out, blew the doors off the wall and no Quaker meeting in Greensboro was prepared. Though off topic, I think Friends meetings should very much consider how to be there for…Continue