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Greenbelt

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

Spirituality

Being Held in the Quiet Center

This past weekend I was tested in my ability to live from the quiet center. The quiet center for me as a Christ centered Friend is living out the peace that flows from living in the presence of the Prince of Peace. 467 more words

Faith Community

What defiles? (Sermon August 17, 2014)

Matthew 15:10–28 (NRSV)

Things That Defile

(Mk 7:14–23)

10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” 13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 2,436 more words

Christianity

George Fox's Marriage Proposal

Dear friends,

Something was upon me to write to you
regarding those Friends who marry,
that instead of providing great dinners on such occasions,
it would be good if they were put in mind…

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Quakerism

Ten better ways to honour the dead of World War One

The British establishment, like much of the country, has seemed quite confused about how to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. 572 more words

Religion

Lord Save Me! (Sermon August 10, 2014)

Matthew 14:22–33 (NRSV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

(Mk 6:45–52; Jn 6:15–21)

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

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Spirituality