Doug Bennett's Blog – 1st mo. 2013 Archive (2)

Metaphors for Quakers

Consider us contraltos in God’s holy choir. Consider us paratroopers in God’s holy army (OK, medics if you’d prefer).  Consider us utility infielders on God’s holy baseball team.  Consider us produce clerks in God’s holy supermarket.

I’ve been searching for metaphors for Quakers. I’ve been searching for an image of what it means to me to be a Quaker, a picture of why that identity has meaning to me. Each of these metaphors pictures us as parts of a whole, parts with special roles to…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 1st mo. 30, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Borderland Reflections

Care to hear some of the pain, uncertainty and hope being experienced by those of us who have been ‘set off’ from Indiana Yearly Meeting? Then read Stephanie Crumley-Effinger’s marvelous message from this past First Day at West Richmond Friends (formerly IYM): “Camping Out at the Borderland: Reflections on Life in a Liminal Time.”  She weaves her message around the story of Orpah, Naomi and Ruth in Ruth 1:1-14. 

 Stephanie…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 1st mo. 15, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

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