I’m Michael Jay, from Hutchinson Kansas. Currently I am the pastor at Raysville Friends Church, in Raysville Indiana. I graduated with an M.Div from Earlham School of Religion in Richmond Indiana, and did my undergraduate at Barclay College in Haviland Kansas
I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. For me, Quakerism is about being part of community who helps me understand what it means to live life with Jesus, and I pray that I also help the community in the same way as they help me. I understand Quakerism in context of traditional Christianity.
The oldest poems on this blog were written when I was a teenager. More recent work tends to be sermons and meditations on faith and scripture. While style and content change, what remains consistent is I enjoy the work of writing.