No Pastors Necessary

Kobby Ankomah-Graham

I worship in a quiet place.

There are no crowds. No megaphones or speakers. No screaming. You don’t have to dress up if you don’t want to. There’s no spiritual warfare. Just a focus on a social gospel: treating people like full human beings. Trying to improve this world we’ve been tasked with taking care of.

There are no pastors.

Nkrumah passed through this place. Sutherland stayed. Some have more. Some do not. All are equal. Ours is an open space: both physically and in terms of inclusion. Everyone is welcomed wherever they are in their faith journeys: at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end. Christian or not. Sinner or ‘Saint’. Bring your certainty. Bring your doubt:

Hill House welcomes everybody.

I read a BBC summary of Quakerism once. I didn’t agree with everything (and – so, so beautifully – don’t have to), but it…

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