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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
Message at Durham Friends Meeting, July 1, 2018 Quaker values are on my mind this morning – that phrase ‘Quaker Values.’ Partly Quaker Values are on my mind because the last week or two – or really the last year … Continue reading
February 20, 2018 At a gathering this past weekend, we reflected on what the term “beloved community” means to us. To all those present, the term is part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vocabulary and legacy. But is King the … Continue reading
Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, February 4, 2018 Today I bring you a question, a big question. Is there ONENESS deep down at the center of things? Is there? Do you believe there is? If you do not think … Continue reading
September 8, 2016 Among my regular reading is the blog Marginal Revolution that Tyler Cowen (Professor of Economics at George Mason University) writes with Alex Tabarrok. Cowen often sees things differently than I do, but in a serious, interesting and … Continue reading