Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Indiantown Island, Sheepscot River

September 20, 2014 Indiantown is an island, much of which is now a property of the Boothbay Region Land Trust. There is a lovely walk around the island. I have no idea why it is called Indiantown.

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Committing to Be a Pacifist, Committing to Be a Quaker

September 16, 2014 After I posted the piece about Going Back to Germantown Meeting, I realized there was more I wanted to say about commitment. As often as the word is used, I don’t think most of us make many … Continue reading

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Going Back to Germantown Meeting

September 14, 2014 I went back to Germantown Meeting this morning after a long absence. Germantown is the first Quaker meeting I joined and being back in that meetinghouse brought a flood of memories. I greeted quite a number of … Continue reading

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The Story of the Jews

August 6, 2014 I began reading Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews with the thought that it would be good to know more about the origins of my own religious tradition, Christianity. I finished with a much deeper understanding … Continue reading

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Cozy Harbor, Southport Island, Sheepscot River

Cozy Harbor, July 21, 2014  

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God and King, Word and Sword

June 26, 2014 I have been taking Jacob L. Wright’s Coursera MOOC called “The Bible’s Prehistory, Purpose and Political Future.” Wright is a professor of religion at Emory University, and I’ve joined thousands of others with widely varying motivations in … Continue reading

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Why Am I a Friend and What’s It To You?

June 4, 2014 I became a Quaker in the mid-1970s, joining Germantown Friends Meeting. Hardly a week has gone by since that I haven’t wondered why I was a Friend. I wonder what that means to me, and I wonder … Continue reading

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