Max Carter on Jon Watts’ Video

Max Carter, Director of Friends Center at Guilford College

Max Carter, Director of Friends Center at Guilford College

I am not adept at most of the modern social networking devices. No Blackberry or cell phone, even. At the insistence of Friends Center staff and students, there is a Facebook account with my name attached – for purposes of getting the word out on campus ministry programs. But I don’t know how to operate it.

Thus, I was unaware of a YouTube video that recently went “viral” – at least in proportion to Quaker numbers – until friends referred me to it. The video shows 2006 QLSP graduate Jon Watts rising in the silence of worship in the Barn at Pendle Hill. His vocal ministry turns into a “rap” about Quaker history and theology, focusing on the diversity…

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6 Responses to “Max Carter on Jon Watts’ Video”

  1. I WAS IMPRESSED BY JON WATT’S MESSAGE AND ART FORM. DANCING AND SINGING IN THE BARN AT PENDLE HILL SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL THING TO DO. I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I AM A QUAKER. I AM ALSO ON A JOURNEY TO MEET MY MAKER. GO, GO, JON!

  2. Hello,

    I found the video to be quite enlightening.It speaks to all ages,I think.

    Sincerely,

    Tom Skayhan

  3. Wonderful perspective and confirmation from Max Carter.
    As with any group of people, it’s the differences that give the group depth and compassion & ultimately strength. Nothing is accomplished by preaching to the choir.

    A sapling needs more than simply another plant exactly like it to grow into a healthy tree.

  4. I absolutely loved jon’s music video & i tihnk max’s observation was quite accurate :-) keep up the great work jon!

  5. liam joshua cohen Says:

    the video was very catchy. i appreciated reading the commentary by max. placed in the context of jon’s growth, the video is somewhat endearing. i hope that mr. jon realizes that more growth is on the way. it’s likely that ohio meetings might not have a very warm reception…and i’m more than quite certain that hall v. worthington would toss the laptop out of the window in prophetic rage. separating jesus from christ (which means ‘messiah’ and therefore something very, very specific) is tough to get around for me…but again…the energy in the video made me smile and now knowing that jon has credible witnesses for his growth makes me say: friend speaks (some of) my mind. maybe i’m growing, too!

  6. Jon Watts Says:

    Comments closed here, but still open at THE ORIGINAL POST.

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