Tag Archives: Schism

More on Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism and the Bible

May 16, 2013 Worth reading this week is a blog post by Rachel Held Evans entitled Is God’s Presence Limited to the Scripture? The question is on her mind (her answer is no) because of a blog post by Tim … Continue reading

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Deal or No Deal? Creed or No Creed?

February 7, 2013 “Friends have no creeds.”  We Quakers often say that. We are committed to no human words but rather to following the Holy Spirit. We believe God speaks to us today – speaks to all who still their … Continue reading

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Borderland Reflections

January 15, 2013 Care to hear some of the pain, uncertainty and hope being experienced by those of us who have been ‘set off’ from Indiana Yearly Meeting? Then read Stephanie Crumley-Effinger’s marvelous message from this past First Day at … Continue reading

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Can We Still Be Friends?

November 25, 2012     Update below Do you hear anything? Did you hear the cracking, the splitting – a sound like ice fracturing? like hearts breaking? It was a soft sound, muffled perhaps by the brick walls of the church building … Continue reading

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Dismissing D. Elton

October 1, 2012 Saturday was a long day at Farmland Friends Church.  Indiana Yearly Meeting’s Representative Council gathered there to consider, in a meeting for worship for business, the recommendation of a Reconfiguration Task Force about whether and how the … Continue reading

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Releasing Raccoons to the Wild: An Update on the Schism in Indiana

September 13, 2012 “Set off” is the phrase used in the recently released proposal to carry through a schism in Indiana Yearly Meeting.  “IYM (the organization) will remain intact and those meetings choosing option B will continue to be part … Continue reading

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Beside the Volcano in Indiana: What I’m Learning About Schisms Among Friends

September 7, 2012 Ever since I became a Quaker in my mid-30s I’ve been aware of past schisms among Friends and wondered about how they came about.  Those were idle musings so long as the schisms (Hicksite/Orthodox, Gurneyite/Wilburite, etc.) were … Continue reading

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