Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty”

March 31, 2013 Not a river poem, but one of my favorites, especially appropriate for an Easter day: Pied Beauty Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) GLORY be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For … Continue reading

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Among Friends, Who Is an Evangelical? Is Anyone a Fundamentalist?

March 28, 2013 A month ago, I featured here three paragraphs from a 1959 Friends Journal article by Howard Brinton entitled “The Place of Quakerism in Modern Christian Thought.” The three paragraphs concerned Brinton’s view of fundamentalism among Friends. The … Continue reading

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Bagaduce River, Brookville, Maine

March 24, 2013, courtesy of Peter Suber

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John Punshon’s Hopes for Friends (5)

March 25, 2013 This is the fifth of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here. Quakers … Continue reading

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John Punshon’s Hopes for Friends (4)

March 22, 2013 Fourth of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. John Punshon begins his discussion of the Bible … Continue reading

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John Punshon’s Hopes for Friends (3)

March 21, 2013 Third of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope is unabashedly an argument. Those who are … Continue reading

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John Punshon’s Hopes for Friends (2)

March 19, 2013 Second of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. In no way does John Punshon attempt to give a proper history of Quakers in … Continue reading

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