Paul Christiansen calls Quakers to account for how well we face the seeds of war within our own lives. His strong condemnation of our tendency to rest too much in the comfort of our First World privileges is answered by his inspiring message about why we should have hope and courage as a people who can light the way to peace in our world. Discussion questions included.
About the Author(s)
Paul Christiansen attended his first meeting for worship at age two weeks and slept through it. He began giving vocal ministry as a teenager. Somewhat to his dismay, he’s been compelled to keep giving it ever since.
He was raised in Eastside Friends Meeting in Bellevue, Washington, and attended Earlham College (class of 2006). He has worked several part-time education jobs (teaching and tutoring), which give him some semblance of an income while allowing him to devote many spare hours to writing, both fiction and nonfiction, and doing Quaker work of various kinds. He has served on the advisory board of Western Friend, clerked the Young Adult Friends group of North Pacific Yearly Meeting, and actively participated in the Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering. More of his writings can be found at his blog, the Generous Grasp.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #429