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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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Thanksgiving Cheer

I originally wrote this post as an open letter to my Meeting, Friends Meeting of Washington, DC. In it, I reflect upon the romantic notion of a perfect Thanksgiving and the way it often turns out instead.  __________ Dear Friends,Thanksgiving means warm thoughts of togetherness and familial bliss to many of us. Yet, for some of…See More
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Forrest Curo commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Encouraging Voluntary Conversion, Not Winning Souls'
"Maybe the issue has never been, for us, about whether we are "winning" souls -- but whether we care enough to throw out a life raft where that might help. (Except -- How firmly do we collectively recognize what we might offer that's…"
11th month 10
Robben Wainer commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Transgender Lives, Transgender Rhetoric'
"I am a transgender parent and Quaker. In affirming my Quaker faith and belief, I know there is not one single person throughout history who does not fall under God's umbrella, and yet it is the more prominent Quaker motive that reinforces that…"
11th month 10
Robben Wainer commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Encouraging Voluntary Conversion, Not Winning Souls'
"It seems you have some ethical questions about religion. It may just be that the Quaker faith is not a dogma, but that through worship one embraces non-violence in the spirit of service, and it's service. I empathize with a strong call to be a…"
11th month 10
Kevin Camp posted a blog post

Encouraging Voluntary Conversion, Not Winning Souls

During a recent support group for people with anxiety disorders, I mentioned that I was a Quaker. The moderator was extremely familiar with Friends terminology, even knowing our Testimonies (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, and Equality) by heart, a rare feat for someone who isn't one of us. She had great respect for what I and others believe, but uttered a particular sentence…See More
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Transgender Lives, Transgender Rhetoric

I am proud of my house of worship in many ways, but its progressive stance towards LGBTs is a major reason why. Organized religion has unnecessarily and gratuitously wounded many queer attenders to religious Worship, but I have long believed that God is available to all and draws no distinctions based on…See More
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Shane Moad commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'George (Fox) and Me'
"Yes, thank you Kevin. I appreciated your honesty in describing your journey."
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William F Rushby commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'George (Fox) and Me'
"Kevin:  Thanks for y0ur testimony!"
10th month 23
Kevin Camp posted a blog post

George (Fox) and Me

Well before I read the story of George Fox's trials and tribulations as a young man, I did my own wanderings. Mine tended to be from church to church, seeking some person or Divine force to heal me. These travels always corresponded with a severe period of clinical depression, which scared me with its ferocity and longevity.…See More
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Robben Wainer commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Pacifism, Not Passivism'
"Presently in almost reaching fifty I have been torn from my familial priorities and duties. This year I have also become vegetarian, as a devotional practice of my zen Buddhist practice and my Quaker non-violent beliefs. This results in an over…"
10th month 16
Forrest Curo commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Pacifism, Not Passivism'
"The form of Quaker Worship lends itself to people who want simply not to be disturbed for an hour (or afterwards.) If it didn't serve that purpose, it certainly wouldn't be nearly as popular. But it does have another object -- which might…"
10th month 15
Kevin Camp commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Pacifism, Not Passivism'
"Hello Jim, My final statement about George Fox is to say that he was misunderstood in his time and would be misunderstood today. When I say "troublemaker" I'm being sarcastic by turns, but also taking into account a clueless response…"
10th month 15

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Thanksgiving Cheer

Posted on 11th mo. 21, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I originally wrote this post as an open letter to my Meeting, Friends Meeting of Washington, DC. In it, I reflect upon the romantic notion of a perfect Thanksgiving and the way it often turns out instead. 

__________



Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving means warm thoughts of…

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Encouraging Voluntary Conversion, Not Winning Souls

Posted on 11th mo. 6, 2014 at 9:00am 2 Comments

During a recent support group for people with anxiety disorders, I mentioned that I was a Quaker. The moderator was extremely familiar with Friends terminology, even knowing our Testimonies (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, and Equality) by heart, a rare feat for someone who isn't one of us. She had great respect for what I and…

Continue

Transgender Lives, Transgender Rhetoric

Posted on 10th mo. 27, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

I am proud of my house of worship in many ways, but its progressive stance towards LGBTs is a major reason why. Organized religion has unnecessarily and gratuitously wounded many queer attenders to religious Worship, but I have long believed that God is available…

Continue

George (Fox) and Me

Posted on 10th mo. 23, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Well before I read the story of George Fox's trials and tribulations as a young man, I did my own wanderings. Mine tended to be from church to church, seeking some person or Divine force to heal me. These travels always corresponded with a severe period of clinical depression, which scared me with…

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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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