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Phyllis Hoge

Hoge鈥擯hyllis Hoge, 91, on August 26, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. Phyllis was born on November 15, 1926, in Elizabeth, N.J., [鈥

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Joseph Soloman Levinger

Levinger鈥擩oseph Soloman Levinger, 96, of Slingerlands, N.Y., on October 25, 2018. Joe was born on November 14, 1921, in New [鈥

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Daniel Levinson

Levinson鈥擠aniel Levinson, 91, on July 26, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Dan was born on April, 23, 1926, in Chicago, Ill. [鈥

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William H. Powell

Powell鈥擶illiam H. Powell, 70, on September 26, 2017, in Casa Grande, Ariz. Bill was born on January 7, 1947, in [鈥

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Abbotts to the World鈥檚 Costello

Our introduction to the April issue on Humor in Religion.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.

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Fox News: George Fox Speaking

Our favorite news anchor goes on location with Will 鈥淭he Quill鈥 Penn and an assortment of dubiously fact鈥恈hecked historical figures.

Donald W. McCormick ([email protected]) is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. A professor for 28 years, he taught management; leadership; and occasionally, psychology of religion. His current interests include the study of mysticism and evidence-based methods for teaching mindfulness. Currently, he develops mindfulness teacher training programs for Unified Mindfulness.

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Laughing for the Wary

Humor can help build religious community but it can also hurt and cause division.

Howard R. Macy is retired from teaching at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. He continues to write and serve in public ministry. Two of his books treat humor and religion: Laughing Pilgrims: Humor and the Spiritual Journey聽and Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer's Guide.

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<i>The Blind Leading the Blind, or The Parable of the Blind,</i> by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568.

Finding Lightness in the Light

We Quakers have an image problem when it comes to fun and frivolity.

Kerry O'Regan has been a member of Adelaide Meeting in South Australia for the past 30 years and looks after the books鈥攁s in library books鈥攆or the meeting. She is a retired teacher who lives right by the sea and so feels that she is on permanent vacation.

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Satire, Peace, and the Mennonite Tradition

What鈥檚 the difference between a Mennonite and a Quaker?

Andrew J. Bergman is a Mennonite writer from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Mennonite satire website The Daily Bonnet.

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