All Blog Posts Tagged 'fgc' (6)

Robin M: Help Wanted 2010

Robin M: Help Wanted 2010. Will all these institutions survive this once in a lifetime mass shift in leadership? How many will move in new and vibrant directions? Are there too many openings at one time? Are there enough younger Friends who are ready, willing and able to take on new responsibilities? To take on the hard work and hard choices? To commit? New wine needs new wineskins with every harvest. But… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 10, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

Ashley W on a summer spent released for ministry

Ashley W on a summer spent released for ministry. I had to figure out what a life of ministry looked like on a day-to-day basis. Frequently, it involved waking up, going for a run, having breakfast, spending time in prayer, and catching up on emails and phone calls. I planned events and workshops, spent time reading and writing (though not as much as I expected!), and took a lot of naps. Some days my life… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 8th mo. 10, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Liz Opp: Reading "Fit for freedom, not for friendship"

Liz Opp: Reading Fit for freedom, not for friendship. This book is not just about debunking "the myth of racial justice." It's also about allowing God to transform the book's readers by way of seeing how Friends from earlier times either turned from the Light or heeded it.



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Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 28, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Greg Woods: Transformative Experiences

Greg Woods: Transformative Experiences. This year, at the annual Friends General Conference Gathering I noticed a theme of personal transformation in the three evening plenaries. I started to reflect on the transformations I have experienced in my life, especially a transformation that led me to become a follower of Jesus in the last couple years. As I reflect on this experience, I… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 20, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Friendly Mama: Simplicity

Friendly Mama: Simplicity. We were told we would each be giving two five minute talks about one of the Quaker Testimonies; the first talk would be about how I came to that Testimony and the second was to be how my life reflects that testimony now. "No problem", thought I. I'm used to speaking before Friends and leading things and exploring and sharing about my spiritual process. That was, however, moments… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Argument for Comprehensive Religious Ed

Joyce Ketterer, in Quaker Theology: When, at age 19, as an already avowed Quaker, I finally learned that much of that information was outright false I felt deeply betrayed... Despite intensive Quaker experience at the monthly and yearly meeting levels as well as through Friends General Conference, I was failed by the Quaker adults in charge of my religious education. The word “failed” here seems… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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