My life was changed when Robert Zevin suggested that I read the book The Gift by Lewis Hyde which helped me understand the difference between the economy of trade and the economy of gift. I was talking about this to Pastor Keith Anderson and about how the book had helped shape my work for the Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist. Pastor Keith has just given a sermon on the gift economy quoting me. Listen to his sermon here
September 10th – 12th, 2017 Christ Church, Oxford
Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church College, Oxford writes, “It is good to be able to welcome and introduce the poetry of Jamie Coats in this anthology. Jamie is a layperson working for the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) in the United States − an Anglican religious order of brothers. Jamie writes on contemporary monastic wisdom, and his work draws on Buddhist, Hindu and Christian traditions of meditation and silence. We reproduce his ‘Candle Trilogy’ towards the close of this volume.” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07549SB1V/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503692318&sr=8-1&keywords=untamed+gospel YOU CAN READ THE POEMS ON MY POETRY BLOG: The Candle Trilogy: Unlit Betrayal | Lit Faithfulness | Faithful Betrayal – Holy Fire
Ancient practices meet new technology when Episcopal monks share wisdom online The Society of St. John the Evangelist monks — who don’t use social media themselves — have developed a worldwide following by offering spiritual guidance on the Internet. Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog: https://www.faithandleadership.com/ancient-practices-meet-new-technology-when-episcopal-monks-share-wisdom-online
Coats stories on Coats.com An Indian tale A commitment that can be traced back centuries… Our world class facility in Ambas, Southern India This Coats story comes from Jamie Coats, the great, great, great, grandson of Peter Coats who founded J & P Coats (the forerunner to Coats) with his brother, James Coats. When Jamie recently visited two of our plants in Southern India, he found a commitment to health and safety that can be traced back to his forebears. http://www.coats.com/index.asp?pageid=15&blogid=38
Speech given at Houston’s Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday 29th January 2015 at the FORMA Conference To read the transcript click here.