6th mo. 2010 Blog Posts (45)

Why I am a Quaker

Seven years ago, I was a devout Catholic. I had been raised Catholic by parents who didn't actually believe in God or Catholicism, and by the time I finished high school I didn't believe either. But then, years later at a difficult time in my life, a friend invited me to attend a local Catholic church with her, and it felt like coming home. I was more comfortable there than I had been anywhere else I had tried to go. I still disagreed with all the things I had always disagreed with, but I loved… Continue

Added by Rosemary Gould on 6th mo. 5, 2010 at 12:04pm — 6 Comments

Kevin Camp Standing Knee Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst

This morning, as an observer rather than a participant, I witnessed the annual Race for the Cure event here in DC. It is, for those who may be unaware, a charity run/walk that has served as an effective means of raising funds to combat breast cancer. It also memorializes those who have tragically perished from the disease and celebrates those who have survived. Before… Continue

Added by Kevin Camp on 6th mo. 5, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bumper Sticker

I saw a bumper sticker last week . . . that proclaimed . . . . "My God is too big to fit into one religion."

I repeated the idea to my sister-in-law a few days later.

I stated that the phrase had become one of my favorites.

She was suddenly moved to ask me many questions about God,

and why . . . I was attracted to the statement.

What are your thoughts?

Added by Rickey D. Whetstone on 6th mo. 3, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Kevin Camp Coming Out as Religious, and Other Stories

I'd rather not entertain the intersection between politics and religion for a while, and instead tell you a bit more about the Quaker Young Adult gathering I recently attended. Primarily this is because it is supremely depressing to contemplate the oil spill. The beaches on Alabama's Gulf Coast that I visited every summer as a child and young teen might be forever… Continue

Added by Kevin Camp on 6th mo. 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Book Review: The Concurrence and Unanimity of the People Called Quakers . . .

The Concurrence and Unanimity of The People Called Quakers As Evidenced By Some of Their Sermons is a collection of transcriptions of the preaching done by fourteen weighty Friends between 1688 and 1694. Originally published in London in 1694, under the name Andrew Sowle by his daughter Tace, it is being re-printed in its entirety for the first time in this 2010 edition from Foundation Publications, though some individual sermons have been re-printed… Continue

Added by Isabel Penraeth on 6th mo. 1, 2010 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

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