Category Archives: Learning from Early Friends

Entering into Transformation

Spiritual transformation begins in the daily circumstances of seemingly-ordinary lives. At the same time, God also invites us to stretch beyond the comfortable circumference within which many of us live, to serve the needs of those beyond our immediate circles. Continue reading

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Evolving Faith

At a gathering for people who nurture the spiritual lives of others, many of us present were uncomfortable with James Mulholland’s suggestion that agnosticism (or atheism) is a more mature spiritual stance than faith in God. Continue reading

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Openings to the Way of Nonviolence

In this time of anguish about the terrible conflict and bloodshed in Palestine and Israel, I feel moved to share how two Friends received openings when they wrestled with the peace testimony. Continue reading

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In Order to Give Our Gift

I pray that we Friends grow increasingly able, faithfully, to play our part in the birth of a new, more conscious, connected humanity, a birth now reaching a painful stage of labor. Continue reading

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Quakers and the Light

A delightful short YouTube video in the QuakerSpeak series shows nine contemporary Friends describing the Light and how they have experienced it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0SLPW0JHsU
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Today is the World’s Birthday!

Since waking this morning, a phrase comes repeatedly into my mind: “Today is the World’s Birthday.” Continue reading

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The Big Question

While being interviewed on video, I was asked the BIG QUESTION: “What is God calling us to today?” Continue reading

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A Whole Year of A Whole Heart

May the Spirit of Christ be born within and among us again in power, in this time.
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The New Birth

The ten elements of the Quaker spiritual journey which I have been describing in this blog are all elements of that process of spiritual rebirth which the first Quakers courageously witnessed not only in their preaching and writing, but more importantly, in their transformed and transforming lives. Continue reading

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Complete, United With God’s Love

Perfection as complete union with God’s love is not an element of the journey so much as a state toward which we are moving, a condition toward which God is drawing us, day by day. Continue reading

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