Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual JourneyMarcelle Martin's new book has just been published! It explores ten elements of the spiritual experience of Quakers, both in the 17th century and in our time. It makes a great resource for study groups to explore the experience of these elements in our own lives. Available from Inner Light Books. For more information, go to the Publications page. * * * * * * * * Marcelle is available to lead workshops and retreats and to give talks. See the Teaching and Upcoming Workshops page to learn more.
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Facing the shadow in ourselves and in our country can ultimately free us for lives of greater love, and release the divine power available to deal with our challenges. Continue reading
The recent U.S. election offered a choice between very different approaches to government. The majority of American people want good public services, peace, and a hopeful future for their children and grandchildren. The new administration’s policies toward the environment, however, lead toward death. The good news is that the election ignited a mass movement. We can still choose life, if we allow ourselves to be guided by divine love, and filled with the power of the Spirit. Continue reading
Several people I know have made the journey to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been prayerfully endeavoring to protect the Missouri River from the dangers posed by the installation of … Continue reading
“Meeting for worship is a Quaker technology for shifting levels of consciousness,” Bill Taber sometimes explained. Descriptions of gathered worship reveal that the divine Presence is revealed when the mind is still, and this opens the heart.
For decades I’ve dreamed of finishing a book that would encourage others and empower their spiritual journey. Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey finally arrived on my doorstep the day the cherry tree blossomed. Continue reading
A review of Matthew Fox’s Confessions: the Making of a Post-Denominational Priest The revised and updated version of Matthew Fox’s autobiography, Confessions, tells the story of a courageous and creative theologian, a Roman Catholic priest who articulated a life-affirming theology … Continue reading