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Friday Picture Post: A Memory of the Mainland

More than three years ago, my family and I moved to Hawaii. We’ve all found what we were looking for even if we didn’t know it at the time! 294 more words

Holding My Breath and Holding People in the Light

For the entire year I have written this blog, I have composed posts the day of, once in a while the night before. I believe that practice gives greater clarity and focus to the topics. 216 more words

Queer Quaker theology: abundance as resistance

“Whoever has, will be given more.” (Matthew 25:29)

A little while ago I wrote a post about labels. Afterwards, I thought: how does this affirmation of the need for more and richer labels for all sorts of genders and sexualities fit with the queer theory I use in some of my academic work? 991 more words

Prayers for Manchester

Dear Readers,

When an unspeakable tragedy happens like the horrible bomb exploding yesterday in Manchester, I feel numb, wondering how much I can and should take in. 61 more words

Special Experiences and Visions

The following is approximately the content of my vocal ministry on 5/14/2017.

I hope that Friends feel free to speak about their special spiritual experiences and visions.

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A Quaker Legacy

The subject of this black-and-white version of an albumen paper print is my great-great grandmother, Rebecca Barbara Hough Murdock (25 Nov., 1828-26 Nov., 1917), widow of Thomas McKea Murdock (28 June, 1827-17 April, 1891), seated on a bench outside the Fox family home at 5737 Pierce Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1916. 576 more words

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Sitting in Silence for Israel: Peaceful Trajectories Beyond Quaker Supersessionism

The 1660 Declaration remains a vivid summary of the cluster of theological trajectories named the Quaker Peace Testimony. This post argues that despite the centrality of peace to Quakerism over the last three and a half century’s our articulations of that peace, are recurrently compromised by a persistent tradition of supersessionism. 2,245 more words