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Archive | June, 2010

Congratulations, Earlham School of Religion

Unprogrammed Friends are fond of saying that we’ve abolished the laity and each of us is called to a ministry. […]

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I Choose Choice

Rachel MacNair, in “My Personal Journey on the Abortion Issue” (FJ Feb.), has written a moving statement about her personal […]

Deborah Fink is a member of Ames (Iowa) Meeting.

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Preparing for Ministry in a Non‐Creedal Tradition

“In the beginning.…” Good creation stories affirm the origin of those who tell them and intrigue the imaginations of those […]

Jay Marshall, a member of New Castle (Ind.) First Friends Meeting, has served since 1998 as dean of Earlham School of Religion.

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Filling a Toolkit

Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our […]

Della Stanley-Green is a member of Plainfield (Ind.) Meeting and is recorded as a minister of the Gospel in Western Yearly Meeting. She is executive director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.

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Learning to Speak Community

Last fall in a Quakerism 101 group I facilitated at Cincinnati Friends Meeting, a Friend spoke of a recent conversation […]

Donne Hayden, MDiv, graduated from Earlham School of Religion in 2006. Since July 2008 she has served as minister for Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting, a semi-programmed meeting in Wilmington Yearly Meeting.

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Bringing the Quaker into Hospital Chaplaincy

Every day I step into a blizzard that has swept in on someone’s life. I’m a chaplain in an acute […]

Katherine K. Jaramillo, a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Oreg., is chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center.

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What I Really Learned at ESR

They look a lot like me. That was one of my first thoughts when I arrived at Earlham School of […]

J. Brent Bill, a member of Friends Memorial Church in Muncie, Ind., attends West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis. A Friends minister, retreat leader, photographer, and author, his recent books include Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality and Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment. He graduated from ESR in 1980 with an MA in Quaker Studies. He blogs at http://holyordinary.blogspot.com and can be reached through http://www.brentbill.com.

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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one’s life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so […]

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.

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“Teachable Moments” at ESR

I look back with gratitude on how ESR prepared me for pastoral ministry among Friends, especially in the area of […]

Scott Wagoner, a pastoral minister at Deep River Meeting in High Point, N.C., has served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. His blog, "New Kind of Quaker," can be found at http://www.newkindofquaker.blogspot.com.

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Wielding Thor’s Hammer: What It Means to Write as Ministry

According to an old Norse legend of the early days in the time before this time, the god Thor patrolled […]

Susan Yanos is director of the Ministry of Writing Program at Earlham School of Religion.

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