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Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John

By David Johnson. Inner Light Books, 2017. 278 pages. $35/hardcover; $25/paperback; $12.50/eBook. It is certainly not surprising that Quaker publisher [鈥

Michael Willett Newheart, a semi-retired university professor, is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril

By Elizabeth A. Johnson. Orbis Books, 2018. 256 pages. $28/hardcover; $26/paperback; $22.50/eBook. 鈥淭he creation waits eagerly for the children of [鈥

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Sims鈥擶illiam Sims, 82, on June 26, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Bill was born on September 26, 1933, in Yazoo City, [鈥

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Never Having Set Foot in the Meetinghouse

When the meetinghouse is on the other side of state prison walls.

Yohannes "Knowledge" Johnson is a member of Bulls Head-Oswego (N.Y.) Meeting and is clerk of Green Haven Preparative Meeting. He was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y. He has been in prison since 1980 and is currently working on a petition in support of executive clemency in New York State.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands鈥怬n Guide to Lectio Divina

By Jan Johnson. InterVarsity Press, 2016. 256 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. We Quakers have a rather complicated relationship with the Bible. [鈥

Brent Bill recently retired from his position as associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach at Friends General Conference. He is a member of West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., and his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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Forum, August 2017

Letters from our readers.

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Not from Here: A Memoir

By Allan G. Johnson. Temple University Press, 2015. 171 pages. $24.50/hardcover or eBook. When Allan Johnson asked his dying father [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee and is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Crooning for the Earth in Nashville and Beyond

Joyce Johnson Rouse is not only a familiar face at Nashville (Tenn.) Meeting, she鈥檚 a familiar voice. A singer/songwriter based [鈥

Linda Bryant has attended Nashville Friends Meeting since August 2001. She is a staff writer at The Tennessean, Nashville's daily newspaper.

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Among Friends: Opening up the Doors

Our introduction to the March issue, 鈥淥utside the Meetinghouse.鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.

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