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How did you find your vocation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 1st month 12, 2011. 9 Replies

A few months ago, Max Carter asked a handful of Guilford College alumni to write essays on this query: "What are you doing now and how does it relate to your time in the Quaker Leadership Scholars…Continue

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Why I Don't Wear a Tie in Court

"This is something I have wondered about too, not the tie, but about how to behave in court.  I once had to go to court as part of my job and I had anxiety for a couple of days before.  I was worried there would be a flag salute, and that…"
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Why I Don't Wear a Tie in Court

"It really can come down to the hat thing, so far as you understand the institutionalized intention of using secular power to intimidate people. As a defendant, I won my case (after some bad moments) but ended up in a sort of Devil's bargain…"
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Why I Don't Wear a Tie in Court

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Advice for White Men

Niyonu Spann, founder of Beyond Diversity 101, talks about her idea of heaven and how she invites everyone (including white men) to fully bring it. Quaker Sp...
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What is a Quaker?

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Are Quakers Amish?

"Thank you, William. Your explanation clears up the matter for me, and I now see that the doctrine not only fits but is crucial to original theology. The verse that you quoted in 1st Peter strikes me as encapsulating the gospel account:…"
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"Hello, Patricia! I lost my reply, but will try to reconstruct it. Wikipedia's essay on assurance of salvation states: "Assurance is a Protestant Christian doctrine that states that the inner witness of the Holy Spirit allows the justified…"
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Are Quakers Amish?

"Hi William. Would you explain the doctrine "assurance of salvation" and Conservative Friends position on it? I've never come across this doctrine, but the sense of the words themselves doesn't fit with original theology of…"
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Are Quakers Amish?

"Two comments:  There are many varieties of Amish.  They do not all see things alike, any more than Friends do. To illustrate, "assurance of salvation" is accepted as doctrine by the New Order Amish, but not generally by…"
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Are Quakers Amish?

"You're a Quaker? You mean, like, Amish?" It's something every Quaker has heard. Max Carter, professor of Quaker religion studies at Guilford College, tells ...
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At 10:06pm on 9th mo. 29, 2010, Lola Georg said…
Jon - I love this video from Pendle Hill:
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Great to see you here! It is funny as I assumed you were a member long ago!
 
 
 

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