Category Archives: Quaker Identity

Message or Miracle? Awakening to the Light

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

Posted in Beliefs, Quaker Identity | Tagged , | 1 Comment

How Am I a Christian?

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

Posted in Beliefs, Bible, Quaker Identity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quaker Values?

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

Posted in Beliefs, Quaker Identity, Quaker Testimonies | Tagged | 3 Comments

What Are We Doing Here?

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

Posted in Quaker Identity, Quaker Practices, Quaker Testimonies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Gist of Quakerism

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

Posted in Beliefs, Quaker Identity, Quaker Practices | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Beliefs, Event, Quaker Identity, Quaker Practices | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Beliefs, Quaker Identity | 2 Comments