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Category Archives: Quaker Identity
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
Message delivered at Durham Friends Meeting, June 4, 2017 “What are we doing here?” I wrote those words on a sheet of paper a few hours after I agreed to bring today’s message. I don’t really know where they came … Continue reading
April 13, 2016 Chuck Fager has been running a series of Quaker FAQs to provide an introduction to Quakerism. Of course he knows people disagree about such matters, but Chuck has a gift for plain speaking and he thinks his … Continue reading
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