Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
From Mike Farley > How can one little person make any difference in so great an issue, and in any case, how can anyone, individually or collectively, know what might make a difference? The answer seems to me to be found in the silence that lies at the heart of all we do as Friends – that lies at the heart, in fact, of all experiential faith of whatever era or persuasion.
A radio interview with the Quaker performance artist and Bible scholar.
A response to a recent advice column from a birthright Friend who had converted to Judaism for her marriage:
Both-and, not either-or. Not only is this not “not being Jewish,” it’s how more and more Jews actually are Jewish today. Hybridization is a fact.
The New York Times profiles race and class discussions at NYC’s Friends Seminary:
overarching theme of the day was identity, privilege and power. And it was part of a new wave of diversity efforts that some of the city’s most elite private schools are undertaking.
The source of prayer, from Mike Farley:
It seems to me that prayer is a word that still gives pause to Friends, as it does sometimes to those who have no religious background, or any! Prayer appears to imply – etymologically if…
Lynn Fitz-Hugh on leadings with unexpected outcomes:
Quakers have a saying about not out running a leading or outrunning one’s Light. This is kind of like advanced math, in order to understand it you have to be able to understand some basic…
Pat Dallmann looks at changes in Quakers’ understanding of the peace testimony:
About a decade ago, I was curious about the reasons for the peace testimony and whether they had changed over time, and I so read a number of statements from different yearly meetings and other…
Martin Kelley has an immensely interesting facebook discussion going about Favorite Jargony Quaker Phrases, with over 100 comments/replies.What's your favorite jargony Quaker phrase?(And thanks to Martin for such an interesting conversation. I…Continue
Blessings to you in the name of Jesus! I am a plain living Anabaptist in the UK, fulfilling a calling and living for the Lord. I am hoping to find other believers, especially those Plain and also those who believe in the cover movement, and farmers,…Continue
Worship sharing: where does it come from? I have only participated a few times with Liberal Friends. Do other branches do this also? In this FGC publication I have linked it mentioned that the guidelines have been developed over the last fifty or…Continue
Here's a question for everyone from a new Friend. What exactly is "The Inner Light" or "That Of God Within?"Yes, I've read the "Faith And Practice" book and know the printed definition. However, I'm curious what folks here at QuakerQuaker would have…Continue