"I'd guess that neither did the Pew Research Center ask folks, "Do you know any GLBTQ people?" Such a question was employed successfully in at least the Maine and Minnesota campaigns in 2012 to get a Yes vote in Maine to…"
"I don't know if folks will be able to view this page, but over a number of years, I've bookmarked a number of blog posts about elders and eldership, written by modern Friends: my Diigo bookmarks about eldership
Kevin, thanks for hanging…"
"1. I'm concerned that the word "eldering" in this post and its comments is used as a euphemism for "admonishment." Eldering is much more than what occurs in response to a single incident: it involves a long relationship when…"
"Why not have the meeting consider what it already is practicing, and put that into the statement?
One of the communities where I worship took the time to craft a similar statement as a way to say "This is who we are."…"
"On the recommendation of a Quaker friend, I'm reading the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Matthew 18: Wisdom for Living in Community. The first few pages return to the theme that if we wish to seek reconciliation, we must be like the child--humble,…"
"I am coming to this conversation some 6-7 months after it has wound down. But this thought kept rising for me:
I have visited and worshiped with a number of Friends meeting over the years. In doing so, I have an increased experience-based…"
"I am ever so slowly, nearly invisibly returning to the Quaker blogosphere, and so I've come across your post.
I read it with some interest because the worship community where I most often participate has recently affiliated with Iowa Yearly…"
"Glad to see Friends chime in about Conservative Friends and Northern YM Friends(and acceptance of me as someone who is in a married-by-Quakers for nearly 12 yrs).
I would like to ask straight Friends this question, while the topic is here: Why use…"
Actually, I did write a comment on your blog, but the coded word I was to decipher appeared as only a white block with a red x in it.
The workshop I took was "Called to Discipleship," led by Mary Kay Glazer. I later learned that she is enrolled in the School of the Spirit, and I believe that much of what she led us in was based on what she herself was learning.
The workshop was more Christian-oriented than I have the language for, having been raised an agnostic and picking up most of my Christian understanding off the streets (so to speak!). Or, when I was in college and taking courses in religion, those courses didn't really address the cross per se. As a Quaker of the liberal sort, I really wish to learn more about my cousins across the Society, and it appears the cross is something that means a lot to others.
Thank you so much for your report on Margery Post Abbott's talk. I felt it would be rewarding, and you make it possible for those of us who can't go to an event to learn from it. In particular, I have been struggling with ideas of the cross since taking a workshop at the FGC Gathering this summer. Having your definitions in hand--and definitions given by others--is very helpful.
I look forward to hearing more from you on this talk and other events in your life.
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