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Clerking Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Betz-Zall 12th month 18, 2012. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I have accepted the…Continue

Tags: advice, leadership, clerking, clerk

Quaker Structure: Is decentralization good or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Bell 5th month 13, 2010. 2 Replies

As a Convinced Friend, I think for me what was the most difficult fact about Quakerism to absorb was the vast amount of decentralization regarding Friendly structure.  Being used to other faiths…Continue

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Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Friends, I've read the last several comments and I'm not sure how to respond to them. I don't really understand. So I'll try a different tact. I feel as though I am in the middle of an environment where I can't discern…"
28 minutes ago
Forrest Curo commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"<what Olivia said about 'Everything is a spiritual matter.'> Yeah. Kevin, your ideas about "What does 'spiritual' mean" and "Where do 'spiritual' matters rank in Real Life" don't stop you…"
1 hour ago
Olivia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"What an interesting discussion we are having... I am feeling the weight of this thought:   that you can't burn the bridges you can't see.    Feeling how the reverse seemed to be true for me... the spiritual opening…"
2 hours ago
Patricia Dallmann commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I sometimes find it helpful to read a psalm that expresses the feelings that I'm having. Psalm 25  has some of the same feeling that I sense in your writing here. "
3 hours ago
Howard Brod commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I have learned after a relatively long Quaker life that when I am having trouble in my head over a relationship (either with a relative, a friend, or a Friend), that it is best to take advantage of the "comforter" that Jesus said he was…"
15 hours ago
Olivia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Hi Kevin, My concern with what you are stating right here is that you feel you have no control over the situation and that it's hurtful to you.   By coming to know your spiritual choices in this matter, you become able to take some…"
23 hours ago
Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"To be totally honest, I know now where Mackenzie's feedback is rooted. It stems from misunderstanding and a lack of adequate dialogue. I've sent her a very honest e-mail because I wanted her to know the truth behind those allegations. But,…"
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Olivia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Hi Kevin, You had said "But I still wish I hadn't been treated this way. It's not the best way to resolve a concern and it plays back again into that underlying tension and ugliness. This is what I wish God could change." I think…"
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Keith Saylor commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Dear Kevin, There is a grace you may receive by simply turning to the presence of God within. To the extent that you hold to the intellectual man and reflect upon or think about these events and circumstances is the extent to which they consume your…"
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Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Friends have been so disconnected with each other that true dialogue is rare. And when many are unwilling to be confrontational, which is not necessarily a bad thing, concerns are never resolved. I've known this for years."
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Adria Gulizia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Thanks for bringing up the "g-word," Forrest. The very fact that Mackenzie can comment about Keith's behavior in his meeting suggests the need for serious prayer and reflection around gospel order."
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Forrest Curo commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"One person playing Junior G-man doesn't add up to a Quaker lynch mob. He may have people who take his gossip seriously... which is a hard thing to determine, but he may just know some tolerant listeners. I have seen Quaker gossip blow up into…"
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Adria Gulizia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"In community, conflict is inevitable. In the Friends of Jesus Fellowship, we have had our own trials with poorly-handled conflict, which led us to prayerfully create our reconciliation guidelines in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. I hope…"
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Keith Saylor commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I appreciate you sharing the disappointment that manifested in your soul resulting from the interactions you had with these individuals in the gathering you attend. The power of the inward Presence lighting your conscious and conscience will save…"
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Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I concede that I have issues with social awkwardness, which can be easily misconstrued. I think when you throw a group of people together who have relatively low emotional intelligence, one ought to expect misunderstandings and often pain.…"
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When Friends Disappoint

Posted on 4th mo. 22, 2015 at 11:30am 18 Comments

I must confess, at the outset, that I only have the energy to relay this sordid tale one more time. The last three days have been a strain but today I am able to sweep away some of the feelings of disappointment and betrayal. I find it…

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When There is No There There in a House of Worship

Posted on 4th mo. 7, 2015 at 10:00am 2 Comments



This past Easter Sunday I decided to skip Quaker Meeting and attend a high church Episcopal service instead. My religious past was low church Protestant, as is true for most of the American South. I was raised in a very humble Methodist church with a few ornate trappings here and there, most of which…

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Winning Friends and Ignoring the Rest

Posted on 2nd mo. 23, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments





Earlier last week I wrote about a Quaker resource center in DC, William Penn House, under threat of closure. Since then, it has been established that the…

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Save the William Penn House

Posted on 2nd mo. 21, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

The William Penn House has been a crucial hub of Quaker activity in Washington, DC, since 1966. It is a combination of watering hole and resource center where many of our local activities are scheduled. William Penn House, named after one of the most influential Friends ever, has been a…

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At 10:42am on 7th mo. 20, 2014, Laura Scattergood said…

Please be Patient God isn't Finished with me yet. I hope you will forgive me Kevin.  I really went into an unexpected spasm of grief, around the anniversary of the death of a pre-born child.  I shouldn't have been online or tried to discuss preborn children during that time. The corny line I open this post with hails back to the Jesus Freak days of the 1970s, when people wore buttons and t-shirts saying that.  Of all the silly things we did, maybe that is the one thing that made any sense. Best wishes, and sorry I was such a bee----itch.

At 6:50pm on 8th mo. 26, 2012, Timothy Bruffy said…

Hello, Kevin!

Thank thee for accepting our invitation! Pray have a great day.

Timothy

At 11:47am on 4th mo. 29, 2010, Martin Kelley said…
Hi Kevin: great to see you here! Thanks for joining and condolences on that bus accident (just read your post), I'd be just as livid!
 
 
 

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Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Friends, I've read the last several comments and I'm not sure how to respond to them. I…"
28 minutes ago
Forrest Curo commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"<what Olivia said about 'Everything is a spiritual matter.'> Yeah. Kevin, your…"
1 hour ago
Olivia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"What an interesting discussion we are having... I am feeling the weight of this…"
2 hours ago
Patricia Dallmann commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I sometimes find it helpful to read a psalm that expresses the feelings that I'm having. Psalm…"
3 hours ago
Howard Brod commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"I have learned after a relatively long Quaker life that when I am having trouble in my head over a…"
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Olivia commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'When Friends Disappoint'
"Hi Kevin, My concern with what you are stating right here is that you feel you have no control…"
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"To be totally honest, I know now where Mackenzie's feedback is rooted. It stems from…"
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