Talking Bible and Zoom Among Friends AKA Quakers

Months ago I sat down for an interview with the hosts of A Quaker Take. Based in the UK as a joint project of Quakers in Britain and Woodbrooke Centre, they take on various issues. You must listen to the excellent episode, “A Quaker Take on Sex.”

I appear with respected Friends and colleagues in A Quaker Take on the Bible.

How do Quakers read and interpret the Bible? This episode we hear from Mark Russ, Rhiannon Grant, Peterson Toscano and Timothy Ashworth for their takes on the Bible. We discuss how Quakers have read scripture over the centuries, how we can engage with it now and look at how Biblical texts can help us explore Quaker concerns today.

Also this month I published an article in the Friends Journal.  How do we adapt from live presentations to Zoom presentations? And how do we retain authenticity and integrity in the performance. In Other Voices Other Zooms, I share my own journey of going from stage to a very small screen.

I casually thought out loud, “maybe I can design something new for the Zoom environment.”

I might have been inspired by a passage in the Gospel of Matthew I memorized years ago in Sunday school:

But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.

A new type of performance space requires a new type of performance.

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