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Why I am now blogging

Today at Meeting for Worship I found it difficult to centre down and silence my inner chatter enough to encounter a divine experience of any kind, my mind constantly reflecting over the stresses of the past week, in fact at times I found it difficult not to drift off into some much needed sleep.   417 more words


What's wrong with 'daffodil ministry'?

Daffodil ministry, in case you’re not familiar with it, is that ministry people give in response to seasonal events – snowdrops, daffodils, and autumn leaves are especial favourites. 593 more words

You Don't Need to Believe in God to thank God for the ACLU

Do civil liberties in the United States really depend on non-Quakers having access to self-uniting marriages (amazing what you find when you go to Philadelphia’s municipal offices… 286 more words

Novus Ordo Seclorum


Well, it’s a bit bleak for Hawaii: windy, rainy, and a 72-degree February day. An ocean away in Washington, D.C., the Senate Majority Leader has tossed the new occupant of the White House a dozen bouquets. 297 more words

Quakerism as a Charismatic Tradition

by Hye Sung Francis Gehring.

What is the Charismatic Movement?

Many people make sweeping statements about the Charismatic Movement without much comprehension of the diversity among Charismatics, as evidenced by the multitude of books cautioning believers of this broad movement. 1,196 more words

Miracles And Spirituality

On connections and not being connected: BYM, Quakers worldwide, chapter 9, and me

Chapter 9 of Quaker faith & practice is called ‘Beyond Britain Yearly Meeting’. I read this chapter through and I thought: I don’t have anything to say about this. 480 more words

Uniting Faith

This morning I joined representatives of many faith traditions for Honolulu’s First Annual Interfaith Harmony Breakfast, part of a worldwide effort for people of different faiths to share ideals and ideas during World Interfaith Harmony Week. 296 more words