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Nominations Matters

On Thursday I went to the first meeting of a working group which will be reviewing the Terms of Reference for the Central Nominations Committee of Quakers in Britain – i.e., the people who find the people who do the things which need doing. 438 more words

A Reflection on the Inner-Light

“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”
— 1 Corinthians 6:17 (NASB)

Through everything, I always come back to that brewing I feel in my center, which I consider God’s presence, the holy of holies, and the groaning intercession of the Spirit within. 371 more words

How Are You Investing Your Life? (Sermon November 16, 2014)

Matthew 25:14–30 (NRSV)

The Parable of the Talents

(Lk 19:11–27)

14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. 2,259 more words


Margaret Fell and Swarthmoor Hall

Last weekend I went to Swarthmoor Hall – an old house in the north of England, and lest that conjure too attractive a picture, let me note that someone else on the course called it “a building only a Quaker could love”. 254 more words

What To Do With Tradition?

A growing number of Evangelicals have been finding themselves attracted to more ‘ancient’ traditions, accommodating the Early Church Fathers to their Evangelicalism and even pushing their churches to implement liturgical practices into their services. 1,015 more words

Facing Craziness

The Friends talk about the power and peace that comes when we operate out of a “quiet center.” This concept is a bit involved, but an oversimplified summary is that we can operate in a much healthier manner if we cultivate an attitude of quiet listening for the voice of the Spirit/Light Within/Jesus and carve out time to quiet our minds. 319 more words


Running & Religion

I am often asked the question: “Why do you run?”  I used to give a generic response: “To stay fit and healthy.”  That is the truth, but it is no longer the reason why I run.   454 more words

Running Experiences