Gordon Matthews writes: I hope this blog may be of some help to anyone who is seeking to grow in the spirit and live a loving life that contributes to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
I felt encouraged to start this blog because over the years I’ve had a number of articles published in Quaker and other journals, such as The Friend and Church and Peace, and received positive feedback. During seven years as warden of the Quaker Meeting House in Evesham I enjoyed writing the “Thought for the Week” for the Evesham Journal from time to time. Short extracts from two of my articles in The Friend have been republished and are often quoted in Quaker circles.
What I like to write about: peace, politics, nonviolence, goodness-force, Palestine/Israel; spiritual growth, love, forgiveness, Quakers, discernment, leadings, theology; economic justice, environmental sustainability, intentional community, Green politics, Transition; people like Amos Gvirtz, Hadewijch Touwen, George Fox, and Thomas Merton; places I’ve visited in the UK, Germany, other European countries, the USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Jamaica, and Ecuador.
Possible topics for the future: Brexit, Martin Niemoeller, H.W. van der Merwe, Albert Schweitzer and his ethic of “reverence for life”, George Fox and the origins of the Quaker peace testimony, le Chambon-sur-Lignon. But don’t hold your breath! I live a busy life and don’t get around to writing new blogposts as often as I would like.
Please note that the views expressed on this blog are entirely my own. No-one else can be made responsible for what I write!