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Category Archives: Beliefs
Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, December 15, 2019 You’ve probably noticed it’s the Christmas season. Holiday lights, decorated trees, cookies with icing and sprinkles, advertisements, glitter and glow. The season when couples apparently give each other pick-up trucks. There’s … Continue reading
Message at Durham Friends Meeting, October 27, 2019 When I think about God, or about Spirit, or the Light I quickly realize I don’t know very much. I know that many questions – important questions – are beyond me. Beyond … Continue reading
That’s what Maida Heatter yelled at her TV. A doctor was talking about the ways you could reduce stress. He started listing ways: Exercise. Diet. Yoga. Take a walk. “I yelled, ‘Bake cookies.’ ” “Baking cookies is a great escape,” … Continue reading
Message at Durham Friends Meeting May 5, 2019 I’ve been reading a remarkable recent book. It’s by Brian Drayton and William Taber, and published in 2015. Its title is a little forbidding: A Language for the Inward Landscape: Spiritual Wisdom … Continue reading
Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 7, 2019 Here we are, gathered as a community whose beginnings lie about 2000 years back, “a long time ago in a place far, far away from here.” I want us to imagine ourselves … Continue reading
December 1, 2018 “How am I a Christian?” is the title of an article I have in this month’s Friends Journal. Here’s a snippet from the piece: One of the Advices in the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice reads “Make … Continue reading