As a follow up to my previous blog post, I’m curious what signs of new life bring you hope?
For me, I am energized by the creative, edgy, visionary leadership among a number of Friends. As important as some of the existing Quaker organizations have been (and, in some cases, continue to be), I am hopeful when I hear people thinking outside those categories–not only outside the present structures, but also outside the “brand identity” of Quakerism for the sake of Quakerism.
I am hopeful when I hear people talking about ministry and leadership as living out their faith in the living Christ, not as means to perpetuate familiar patterns of organizational life.
What do you think?