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Videos: Quakers at the People's Climate March

Videos: Quakers at the People's Climate March:

Uploaded videos from the recent march in New York City.

Repentance and Remission of Sins

Repentance and Remission of Sins:

John Edminster shares some Quaker beliefs:

Jesus left his followers with a commission to preach, that is, to announce the availability of, a changed state of mind (metanoia or “repentance”) that would allow one to know oneself to be sinless: in other words, that one’s previously acknowledged sins had been dismissed, forgiven, and declared null and void.

Held in the Light

Held in the Light:

As a person from a Charismatic background, Hye Sung Francis shares about his experience of wordless prayer among Friends:

Throughout the day I come before God holding people in the Light, placing them in God’s hands, believing that Love will have her way.

Embracing our enormous power

Embracing our enormous power:

Clark Reddy urges us to recognize our power and acknowledge the responsibility that comes with it:

Oppression is not my fault, and yet I remain responsible for the power that I have been given, even if I did not ask for it. In accordance with my sense of the Quaker testimony of integrity, I cannot know of this power that I have and of the suffering in the world and do nothing.

Keeping it face-to-face

Keeping it face-to-face:

Joshua Brown on the human connection in pastoral care:

As Friends consider new patterns of ministry for the 21st century – new forms of worship, new spiritual communities, new ways to organize – I hope that we’ll remember that direct, person-to-person care is one of the most important ministries of all.

Pastoral Authority in Unprogrammed Friends

Pastoral Authority in Unprogrammed Friends:

Ashley Wilcox looks at what happens to the duties of pastor in an unprogrammed meeting:

In my site, Atlanta Friends Meeting, there is no pastoral staff. Paul stated that the pastoral nature of Quakerism is that the community cares for itself instead of having a designated pastor or minister to provide care. Thus, every Friend has an obligation to support the community.

Going Back to Germantown Meeting | Doug Bennett

Going Back to Germantown Meeting | Doug Bennett:

Doug Bennett goes back to his first Friends meeting

I see more clearly now what it means to make a commitment.

The danger of false heros

The danger of false heros:

Johan Maurer on short-circuiting discernment: “False heroism demonstrates operational atheism. False heroes theoretically agree with established norms and processes in public, but behind the scenes they may be conspiring the same old way, talking with trusted allies, lining up all the ducks in a row to pre-empt the decision-making process, as if the Holy Spirit can’t be trusted to work through the larger body.”

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The PRESENCE

Started by James C Schultz in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Robben Wainer 20 hours ago. 16 Replies

Back in February I started planting hot peppers from seed.  I believe I started with 17 varieties of vegetables, most of them peppers.  We have been harvesting the peppers since July and have found that everyone in the house can handle a different…Continue

Fanaticism

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by James C Schultz 21 hours ago. 13 Replies

Just as the opposite of love is indifference, not hate; so the opposite of openness to divine guidance is religious fanaticism. Robert A. Johnson, a Jungian analyst, writes in "Owning Your Own Shadow": Fanaticism always indicates unconscious…Continue

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Uncomfortable Silence

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Clem Gerdelmann 9th month 16. 9 Replies

1870's "Mission Meetings"(referenced in 1993 James Backhouse Lecture, "Living The Way: Quaker Spirituality And Community") were to Quaker Outreach as today's Mission Statements are to Branding.Somehow, silence is both needed for deep connection to…Continue

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Quaker Scissorhands

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Forrest Curo 9th month 15. 6 Replies

To quote Samuel D. Caldwell in "The Inward Light": In effect, it(pseudo-universalism) denies all religions by affirming all equally and embracing none.Continue

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