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The Spark in those with autism

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Random House 2007, translation by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell 2013 Review by Jeffrey Aaron   I…hope…

Started by Jeffrey Aaron

1 1st month 5
Reply by Forrest Curo

The Loss of Awe - Part II

After reading the replies to the question raised in Part I, I had a thought.  What if some of us haven't experienced a loss of awe but a lo…

Started by James C Schultz

8 1st month 3
Reply by Forrest Curo

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

5 12th month 30, 2015
Reply by Forrest Curo

The loss of AWE

Is awe of God lost?  Are we civilized democratized 21st century beings even  capable of being awed?  When was the last time you were actual…

Started by James C Schultz

16 12th month 23, 2015
Reply by James C Schultz

GOoF: The Board Game

We hear a lot about the Good Order of Friends (GOoF), to where some in some meetings have taken to calling a process "goofy" as a term of b…

Started by Kirby Urner

5 12th month 19, 2015
Reply by Paul Klinkman

Sharing Membership Letters

I'm wondering if anyone might find value or inspiration in the sharing of letters submitted to monthly meetings requesting membership.  I s…

Started by Paul Pink

4 12th month 16, 2015
Reply by Adrian Rush

Doomed!

I don't think we should be in denial that the Earth is terminal; or that our civilization can't go on the way it's going. That's not Cause-…

Started by Forrest Curo

36 12th month 8, 2015
Reply by Forrest Curo

Okay, Douglas Bennett; What is an Evangelical?

The Atlantic recently published an essay by Jonathan Merritt, entitled "Defining 'Evangelical'"  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv

Started by William F Rushby

0 12th month 7, 2015

Quakers, Scriptures, the Jewish Notion of Torah Kelulah

Dana Densmore [editor of my current readings from R. Schacter-Shalomi]: "Michael Fishbane brings in another dimension in his book _Sacred A…

Started by Forrest Curo

16 11th month 30, 2015
Reply by Forrest Curo

white "privilege" and "beyond diversity"

A recent workshop at Pendle Hill by Quaker Niyonu Spann was entitled "Beyond Diversity 101".  I believe this was Niyonu's 20th time giving…

Started by Olivia

0 11th month 17, 2015

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