I've written a review of David Gee's new book 'Hope’s Work: Facing the Future in an age of crises’ on the Woodbrooke blog. You can read the review here. The book is highly recommended!
‘If the future is under God’s control, why do we need to do anything in the present?’ I was recently asked a version of this question when working with a group of Quakers on hope. They were asking how to connect the need to act here and now with a confidence that, eventually, all will … Continue reading Hope in a transcendent God
Living hopefully has never been more important. I say hopefully rather than optimistically. Optimism speaks to me of a bland sense that everything will be fine; an assumption that because things been alright for you in the past, things will continue to be ok; wishful thinking with no strong foundation. Hope, on the other hand, … Continue reading Living a truly hopeful story
In May 2019, the annual Swarthmore Lecture was given by Eden Grace, a member of New England Yearly Meeting and Director of Global Ministries for Friends United Meeting (FUM). Eden’s lecture was entitled ‘On earth as it is in heaven: The Kingdom of God and the yearning of creation.’ I'm blogging my reflections on the lecture, chapter by … Continue reading Reading the 2019 Swarthmore Lecture – Ch 1: The Kingdom is come and coming