The most recent impetus to address this topic came, though, not from years of thought, but from my being asked to participate in Friends United Meeting's "Transforming Lives: A Conference for Emerging Leaders" held September 17-19 in Richmond, Indiana. The topic assigned to me was "Ministry in North America."
I have often found a challenge -- and an inspiration -- in the words of Friend Edgar G. Dunstan -
Indeed, I believe, we do. Hence my starting this "Modest Proposal."