Tag Archives: Light of Christ

Shifting to the Heart

“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.
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Where Christ Meets Us

Being part of a faith community has always been essential grounding for the faithful life, and the prophetic life. 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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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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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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Being Gathered into Community

After several years of mostly solitary and intensely inward spiritual experience, I began to worship with Quakers. At that time I dreamed I had been swimming laps in a big pool, developing strength, and now I was being put on … Continue reading

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