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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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Perfection (in One’s Measure)

The first Quakers did not want to postpone perfect faithfulness until after death. They sought a surrendered life, a life in union with God. They experienced the Spirit of Christ within them, teaching them, step by step, how to become perfectly responsive to God’s will and free from the compulsion to sin. In doing so, they became joined with the Fountain of Love. Continue reading

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Surrendering Our Selves to God

“Come join me on the cross,” Jesus seemed to say. Continue reading

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Living in the Cross

Following the leadings of the Light ultimately brings joy and many other spiritual blessings, but early Quakers referred to following God’s promptings as living in “the cross.” The power they found in practicing their faith came from surrendering their own wills to the Love and Truth and Power of God, to the inward guidance of Christ. <a href="”> Read More…
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Following Leadings Today

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God.  Romans 8:14 In the late 1980s, young urban professionals Scott and Mary Ann Savage experienced an unexpected call.  In the midst of a booming material culture, … Continue reading

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Leadings of the Spirit

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God. Romans 8:14 During my college years, I received some inward direction about decisions that had important  consequences.  These inward promptings related to a sense of … Continue reading

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