Speaking from California, while more than 500 wildfires were raging, Quaker hospice chaplain and traveling minister Carl Magruder speaks about why he is a Quaker, his calls and leadings, and his experience as a hospice chaplain. He tells about seeking support for his spiritual gifts and describes the help he receives from Quaker elders and his anchor committee. He addresses the challenging nature of our era—a time of the Great Unraveling that preceeds the Great Turning. An EarthQuaker, he finds God in the world around him. Carl wonders at the Jack Pine, whose cones only open and germinate in fire. Can Friends be a people of faith on fire? Surrender our fears to God and find new life and vitality?
Carl Magruder facilitated the morning Bible Half Hour sessions at the 2020 virtual FGC Gathering. These sessions, focused on Jesus as Trickster, were greatly appreciated by those who attended. To watch the recordings, go to Carl Magruder Bible Half Hour Sessions FGC 2020
The interview is conducted by Marcelle Martin, author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey, A Guide to Faithfulness Groups, and the Pendle Hill pamphlet, A Culture of Faithfulness A member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting, she has led workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the United States. She met Carl Magruder while serving as the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill. She lives in Chester, PA with her husband, Terry.
Q&A webinar: a live opportunity to ask questions of Carl Magruder, Tues, Sept 29, 7:30 pm EST/4:30 am PST
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I’m noticing many in the world are jaded, cynical, pessimistic. I’m wondering if from your perch a healed heart is a heart in touch with it’s natural joy and optimism/expectancy and knowingness of God’s goodness.
Dear Elliott, I would agree with you that a healed heart is in touch with natural joy and a trust in God’s goodness. A healed heart is also sensitive to the suffering in the world.