2017 ESR Spirituality Gathering - Lecture One: A Language for the Inward Landscape: Resources from Our Tradition
2017 ESR Spirituality Gathering
A Part of the Willson Lecture Series
Words and Realities: Language and the Inward Landscape
Featuring Keynote Speaker Brian Drayton
Brian Drayton, a plant ecologist working in science education, is a recorded Quaker minister who has long encouraged Friends' unity and witness, drawing on resources for individual and community life found in early Quaker writings. His retreats and workshops focus on his concern to encourage Friends in Gospel ministry. His writings include A language for the inward landscape (co-authored with Bill Taber); On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry (Quaker Press, 2005); and various pamphlets including Pendle Hill pamphlets. Brian is a member of Weare (NH) monthly meeting in New England Yearly Meeting. He and his wife Darcy Drayton, an artist and teacher, have two sons and two grandchildren.
Lecture I - A Language for the Inward Landscape: Resources from Our Tradition (lecture one PDF)
In his first lecture, Drayton will explore aspects of traditional Quaker spirituality through key words and phrases from Friends' writings of the past. For those attending his workshop, this time will prepare participants for a session based on selected brief texts illustrating challenging ideas and experiences.