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On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry (Second Edition)

By Brian Drayton. QuakerPress of Friends General Conference, 2019. 224 pages. $16.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., and the retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: March 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Scenes from a Meetinghouse

The spirituality of doorknobs and staircases.

Gunilla Norris writes contemplative books on the spirituality of the everyday. More of her writings can be found at gunillanorris.com.

Posted in: Features, February 2020
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Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness

Special Web Feature: New England Yearly Meeting’s experiment with paying attention.

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. She wrote this article in consultation with the members of New England Yearly Meeting’s Noticing Patterns of Oppression and Faithfulness Working Group.

Posted in: Online Features, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us

By Albert Haase. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 176 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook.

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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William Penn House pre-renovation. © Matthew Martyr/FCNL Education Fund.

News, December 2019

News of Friends.

Posted in: News, Quaker Kids
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My Revelation with Quaker Competition

I used to despise competition. Growing up with siblings, our lives were devoted to one‐upping each other and proving who […]

Carluccio Horton, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co‐conspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Teach Us to Pray

By Gordon T. Smith. IVP Books, 2018. 112 pages. $15/paperback; $14.99/eBook. The first question is “Why?” Why do we need […]

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Monthly worship along Fresh Pond Parkway in front of Raytheon in Cambridge, Mass. The author is seen standing. © Skip Schiel.

Experiments with Worship

Quaker worship takes to the streets.

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne enjoys biking to work, accompanying a family in sanctuary, and trying not to fidget in worship. She is grateful to be a part of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.). She teaches Exploring the Quaker Way, laughs at her hubris, and travels in the ministry.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Saint Peter and Saint Paul, by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1616. <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Peter_and_Saint_Paul_mg_0036.jpg">Via Wikimedia</a>.

The Challenge of Quaker Christianity

Challenging ourselves and engaging with our Christian roots.

Andrew Gage is a Quaker, an environmental lawyer, and a father of two from Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is grateful for each of those roles, but still wishes that he had more time to devote to his spirituality and writing. Follow him on Twitter at @singingwithin.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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