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A Diagnosis

We trust in oracles of stone, in names of air, electrical abundances of nothing yet faith eludes us; hope remains a treacherous enticement…

Started by Forrest Curo

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Reflections on the Transgender Conflict

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Reflections on the Transgender Conflict The transgender conflict is currently breaking hearts and confusing minds…

Started by Daniel Wilcox

7 5th month 16
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What did I gain, to find my soul within a perfect dying world?-- With God (my only hands) immobilized by wisdom everything and nothing rem…

Started by Forrest Curo

1 5th month 9
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Bible Revisited...

We've had some talk recently about distinctively "Quaker" ways of interpreting the Bible. So far as I understand it, this suggests the foll…

Started by Forrest Curo

55 5th month 2
Reply by David McKay

Rabbi Wittgenstein

I adore Wittgenstein's writing, even though I only read it in translation.  This is a love affair of longstanding.  He and I see the same p…

Started by Kirby Urner

6 4th month 27
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How to Fall Into Blessing

How to Fall Into Blessing On the mountainous Big Sur coastline 3 months ago, I ran up a steep blacktopped incline from the State campgrou…

Started by Daniel Wilcox

0 4th month 18

William Rotch and Quakers as a "Holy Nation"

Historian Sarah Crabtree has a great post about William Rotch over on the "Age of Revolutions" blog: "A member of the Religious Society of…

Started by Matt

4 4th month 18
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Book: The Powers That Be:

Some one recently directed me to this book, and I just finished and starting a second reading, and I really think it was referenced in this…

Started by James Cusick

47 3rd month 31
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Creating Guidelines for Friends:

This is a very real conversation in my Meeting that we have had some conflict with our interactions with our local "Interfaith Council" in…

Started by James Cusick

21 3rd month 23
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Why did God choose Israel to be slaves in Egypt?

The Quaker movement had its initial ancestral moment -- in the state religion of a Middle Eastern monarchy -- that traced its legendary ori…

Started by Forrest Curo

28 3rd month 16
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