As someone who came to Quakerism because I was looking for a peace church in my area, I get where you are coming from. One of the things that was very much missing from the denominations I came from was silence. The intentional listening…"
"Do you think that this might be because we haven't changed the language we use to talk about the process? While we can work to redeem words, sometimes we need to use different words around those who have had negative/abusive experiences. So…"
"I took History and Polity of the Friends from Carole last summer and read her book. Her description of the morphing of Friend's Holiness from process-centered to event-centered raises some important questions."
"I think a lot of us are thinking and feeling the way you describe. I would love to see us recover a holiness that is not focused on legalisms, but is instead focused on attitudes of the heart, a holiness that doesn't depend on my ability to be…"