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Why do Liberal Friends not Record Ministers or Spiritual Gifts?

Most liberal Quaker meetings in the 21st century find the recording of ministers or spiritual gifts distasteful - for good historical reaso…

Started by Howard Brod

20 10th month 18, 2020
Reply by William F Rushby

Some Thoughts on Meeting Committee Structure

Liberal Quakerism is facing a severe labor shortage. More and more of our longtime members are aging out of active involvement and they are…

Started by Scott Martin

7 1st month 12, 2020
Reply by Matthew Callow

The Earliest Quakers and liberal Quakerism

Many Quakers mistakenly assume that the modern liberal Quaker movement is not akin to the movement first began by the very earliest Quakers…

Started by Howard Brod

22 10th month 30, 2018
Reply by Forrest Curo

What Life in the Spirit Looks Like

It has always been the tendency of the human mind to subjugate spiritual things to the judgments, acceptableness, and controls that our ego…

Started by Howard Brod

0 6th month 25, 2017

Mysticism: The 'Engine' of liberal Quakerism (anonymous article from a Quaker library)

Rufus Jones (1863-1948) helped to shape the modern soul of liberal Quakerism that was first birthed unintentionally by Elias Hicks in 1827,…

Started by Howard Brod

9 6th month 22, 2017
Reply by Kirby Urner

What is Quaker Worship: Spirit Possession, Meditation, Cognition or Imagination?

My goal in this post is not to answer the question, "What is Quaker Worship." Rather, I would like to delineate four metaphors or viewpoint…

Started by Scott Martin

5 4th month 23, 2017
Reply by James C Schultz

Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

Although the Gospel of Thomas was not included in the canonized collection of Christian writings that were selected during the third and fo…

Started by Howard Brod

29 4th month 23, 2017
Reply by Forrest Curo

What is Quaker Worship: Spirit

My goal in this post is not to answer the question, "What is Quaker Worship." Rather, I would like to delineate four metaphors or viewpoint…

Started by Scott Martin

0 3rd month 30, 2017

What is Quaker Worship: Spirit

My goal in this post is not to answer the question, "What is Quaker Worship." Rather, I would like to delineate four metaphors or viewpoint…

Started by Scott Martin

0 3rd month 30, 2017

Why Would They Want to Come?

There is a lot of discussion in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting right now about the lack of African Americans and other minorities in the membe…

Started by Scott Martin

7 3rd month 27, 2017
Reply by Forrest Curo

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