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I'm a Quaker - ask me why

For several years now, I have – on and off, depending on weather, reliability of pins, mood, etc. – worn a badge which says, “I’m a Quaker – ask me why”. 487 more words

On doing Quaker outreach

One of this month’s chapters in our process of reading Quaker faith & practice is chapter 28, ‘Sharing the Quaker experience’. It’s a short chapter and not, in my experience, one which is often quoted. 599 more words

Friends Need to Tell the Truth

Truth-telling. It’s hard to say for Quakers today if it matters the way it once did.

That first generation of Friends were honest. Brutally honest. About the crookedness of Church-as-Empire, about the empty strength of the empire itself. 967 more words


A Tip to Start Off the Week

Late last week I was honored to speak at an interfaith celebration where my daughter, who calls herself a Quaker, sang her heart out with other young Buddhists from her Sunday school! 172 more words

Ministers: Everyone

(Isaiah 61:1-2a, 6b; Gospel of John 1:12; Gospel of Thomas 24)

Let me call your attention to the top of the first page of our bulletin. 1,230 more words


A Quieter Week

It’s to be expected: the excitement of the US Open is still with us, but the week after a major tournament is always a bit of a letdown, especially for the fans. 210 more words

Angels Among Us: Friends Who Come Through Just When You Need Them

A double posting today, something I’ve never done! I’ve now kept my blog going longer than 66 days, so it is a bone fide habit! 153 more words