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How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?

Started this discussion. Last reply by elizabeth a walker 4th month 7, 2012. 25 Replies

At our first day school meeting no one seemed to want to do the Easter lesson that was planned in the agenda. How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child without offending anyone? Kathy…Continue

Electing an American President

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mackenzie 4th month 4, 2012. 4 Replies

I have felt so sad as I have listened and watched the way this 2012 election is proceeding. I sm saddened by the negative advertising rather than each candidtate sharing their own positive ideas. I…Continue

Willy sees "that of God in everyone."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Smith 10th month 3, 2011. 2 Replies

“For many years I have raised and trained therapy dogs and service dogs. Now I have a service dog of my own that helps me. I taught these dogs many skills but what they have taught me is far…Continue

 

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elizabeth a walker replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"this is in response to richard r davis    you my friend speak my mind plain and simple"
4th month 7, 2012
Mackenzie replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'Electing an American President'
""almost"? I have no doubt that political positions are bought. Just look at how much is spent on advertising, SuperPACs, etc! I've given to a third party candidate whose platform includes non-violence and a push for equality. I know…"
4th month 4, 2012
James M. Branum replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'Electing an American President'
"I may change my mind about this, but I likely will not vote for President this year. If I don't support war or militarism in any form, then I question why I am voting for the man who will be the "commander-in-chief" of a system I…"
4th month 3, 2012
Alice Bejnar replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"There have been so many rich responses here. I'm coming to this discussion late, but hope this might contain something helpful. It seems only sensible to me that the adults in a meeting are communicating  and listening  about how the…"
3rd month 27, 2012
Nat Case replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
""Here is why I am telling you this story: This is an important story. If you want to understand Christianity, you need to understand the Passion and the Resurrection. They have been the single story at the heart of Christianity for almost 2000…"
3rd month 26, 2012
Cathy Barney replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Funny you have this question, Kathy, and it's a great one ... I know from teaching first day. I just posted a blog using a story I wrote about Easter for my daughter when she was 6. You may find it helpful. Bless you for looking outside the…"
3rd month 26, 2012
Ken Baxter replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"I wonder if those who 'take offense' do so because they may feel judged by some folks who are pretty adamant about their view being the 'right' view. I know I can get a little prickly when someone starts in with 'you're…"
3rd month 24, 2012
Bruce R. Arnold replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Lovely reply, Jim, thank you. Bruce"
3rd month 23, 2012
Jim Wilson replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"I'm having difficulty with this thread.  This kind of question is why I often feel that there is a shadow side to Quaker Universalism.  It isn't really as open and accepting as it likes to present itself: it seems to make…"
3rd month 23, 2012
Joan Gunn Broadfield replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Kathy, I'm curious if you have found the variety of responses here helpful? I'm mystified how my response has disappeared, and confused at the latest response which decries the variety of ideas - and seems to have found negative criticism…"
3rd month 23, 2012
Loren Pierce Coleman replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"First, I would like to say that I have never posted on a 'blog' before, and reading some of the responses to Kathy's question does not make me want to start. I don't know if it is the medium or what, but I am hesitant to post…"
3rd month 22, 2012
Joan Gunn Broadfield replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Johan, my experience as a child of hearing this story from the bible in a sunday school  was horror and fear.  My mother undid the damage by talking to me about the bible in very general terms, and we talked about spring, new beginnings,…"
3rd month 19, 2012
Tom & Sandy Farley replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"One place to start is the story of Passover and how Jesus and his disciples gathered for a seder as observant Jews still do today."
3rd month 15, 2012
Johan Maurer replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Young children may already be intuitively aware that resurrection is real, so I don't believe the First-day school teacher needs to worry about nuances. Just tell the story as it is, using whichever account speaks most deeply to you. It is an…"
3rd month 14, 2012
Mackenzie replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"You can even take a moment to explain that the reason Friends have historically rejected Easter as a Pagan holiday as that those chocolate bunnies are in their baskets because in parts of Eastern Europe, they worshipped a goddess named Eöstre,…"
3rd month 12, 2012
Richard Robert Davis replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Ahh,now we are getting in deep with the intellectuals and erudite scholars. In my 50+ years of studying the Bible,theology and related subjects,I have learned at least 3 things.1.)The canonical Scriptures are true,2.)the Gospel is very simple that…"
3rd month 11, 2012

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I am 67 years old and attend Honolulu Friends meeting. I raise and train therapy and service dogs.

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