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Nontheist Quaker Caretakin'

In July my partner (girlfriend? significant other?) and I started work as live-in caretakers at a Quaker meetinghouse here on Long Island. My hope is to use this blog to write about some our experiences with the nuts-and-bolts of caretaking as well as how that process intersects with Quaker ideas about decision-making, simplicity, and community. 358 more words

Calvatia Gigantea

You Can't Pick Your Friends

This essay is the first in a series about the 2014 Quaker Youth Pilgrimage. It is a component of the Quaker Fellows program at Earlham College. 604 more words


An Open Letter to the General Secretary of Friends United Meeting

Good evening Colin,
My name is Helen and I was present for the discussion at Beacon Hill Friends House this past Sunday. I wanted to write to thank you for coming all this way to speak with us, and to take a moment to speak to my concerns on this issue. 702 more words

LGBTQIA Concerns

So Far on the Pendle Hill Hike

You may or may not know this about me but I am currently a part of the Quaker Voluntary Service. (If you know me, you know this, especially since I have blasted every outlet of communication with obnoxious fundraising tactics—sorry, not sorry.) That means I am spending the next 11-months living in an intentional community, where I am practicing Quaker disciplines and living out the Quaker way with 5 other volunteers, as well as serving as an intern with a nonprofit in town. 602 more words


Building Community (Sermon September 7, 2014)

Matthew 18:15–20 (NRSV)

Reproving Another Who Sins

15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. 2,604 more words



Last week, the astute reader may have noticed, I was more than late, I didn’t post anything at all. Instead of writing blog posts, I went to Greenbelt. 650 more words

Hearing the Spirit and find the Rock (Sermon August 24, 2014)

Matthew 16:13–20 (NRSV)

Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

(Mk 8:27–30; Lk 9:18–20)

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! 2,144 more words