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Let God Out of the Meetinghouse

Are Friends too hung up on our Sunday morning rituals?

Micah Bales is a founding member of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship (Fojf​.org), a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of Jesus in our midst. He blogs regularly at The Lamb’s War (Lambswar​.com), and has been published in a variety of online and print publications. Micah lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.


Posted in: December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble, Features
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Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting, photo by Bob Freund of Framingham (Mass.) Meeting.

Free Ministry for All?

What happens when our free gospel ministry meets market economics?

Micah Bales is a founding member of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship (Fojf​.org), a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of Jesus in our midst. He blogs regularly at The Lamb’s War (Lambswar​.com), and has been published in a variety of online and print publications. Micah lives together with his wife in Washington, D.C.


Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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Among Friends December 2013

The call to call out.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, December 2013: Outside the Quaker Bubble
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Sharing the Gifts of the Spirit

What Friends Have to Offer the Wider Church Silence washed over the hundreds of women and men gathered together in the […]

Micah Bales lives in Washington, DC, where he is active in planting a new Quaker church — Capitol Hill Friends. He coordinates outreach and web strategy for Earlham School of Religion and is a member of Rockingham Monthly Meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Micah regularly publishes on his blog, The Lamb’s War, located at http://​www​.lambswar​.com.


Posted in: January 2012: Convergent Friends
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Being Quaker Is Not the Point

As modern Quakers, we take great pride in our distinctive traditions, procedures, and culture. This is one of the main […]

Micah Bales is a founding member of Capitol Hill Friends in Washington, D.C. He serves as web and communications specialist for Friends United Meeting, and as a development associate for Ramallah Friends School. He blogs regularly at www​.lambswar​.com.


Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Features
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”Why Young Friends Need Elders-and Why They Need Us

To be a Young Friend is to be in transition—to be in a time of great possibility, uncertainty, and formation. […]

Micah Bales is a member of Heartland Meeting in Wichita, Kans. He is currently living in Richmond, Ind., where he attends Earlham School of Religion.


Posted in: Features
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Young Adult Friends’ Picks

A selection of the responses from our survey asking young adult Friends (ages 18–35) to share their reading recommendations on […]

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Posted in: Book Club, November 2013: Books and Writing
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Forum: August 2013

Responses from our readers.

Forum letters should be sent with the writer’s name and address to [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Because of space constraints, we cannot print every letter.


Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Forum
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Forum May 2014

Letters from readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join […]

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Among Friends

The Price of Free Ministry 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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