(This is part of my “Top 10 Reasons I’m a Quaker” list… the whole thing is already up on Barclay Press’s site. So, if you’re the type who likes anticipation, stay tuned here. If you like getting to the point, feel free to head over to Barclay Press.)
3. I want to be challenged to integrity and simplicity.
I live in a culture of consumerism that tries (sometimes successfully) to convince me that more things will make my life better. I live in a shady world of half truths, where a company can have a business plan based on the assumption that not only is it ok to lie, but they can profit by providing an alibi for anyone with a credit card. I want a life of purity: a life of single-minded focus on complete obedience to God and a relentless reduction of the distractions of stuff.