Tag Archives | Discipline


Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?

Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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The Seven Habits of Effective Spiritual Nurturers

Seven practices that distill the art of spiritual nurture.

Michael Green is administrator of the School of the Spirit Ministry and a former core teacher of its program On Being a Spiritual Nurturer. He is a member of Durham (N.C.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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A Case for Eldering and Discipline

Modern Friends are often uncomfortable with the term eldering. It conjures up negative images of scolding old men wagging their […]

Herb Lape is a member of Westbury (N.Y.) Meeting where he is currently clerk. He teaches history and government at Friends Academy on Long Island.

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Monastic Longings: On Laziness, Discipline, and Devotion

“You would make a wonderful nun.” Katherine said this to me with a grin, and I acted insulted because I […]

Lisa Marie Rand, a member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa., is a freelance editor and writer, and a proofreader for Friends Journal.

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”Wait and Watch: Meeting for Worship as Spiritual Practice

When I first began attending meeting for worship I did not know what to expect. I knew that Quaker meetings […]

John Andrew Gallery is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Spiritual Discernment within the Nominating Process

How might Friends improve the spiritual discernment within their nominating committees? I posed this query to my interest group, “Nominating: […]

Perry Treadwell is a member of Atlanta (Ga.)

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Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times

Can the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and has recently edited a book, Grounded in God: Care and Nurture in Friends Meetings.

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Focusing on the Light

What is here urged are inward practices of the mind at deepest levels, letting it swing like the needle, to […]

Nancy Saunders is a member of Providence Meeting in Media, Pa. She is a psychologist and does sculpture in her free time.

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Queries for Activist‐Minded Quakers

Queries: In contemplation on our inner guidance toward action, do we search the Bible and other sources of spiritual wisdom […]

David Trumper, a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., is a retired technology equities analyst and technical writer.

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The Making of A Western Quaker Reader: An Interview with Anthony Manousos

In 2000, A Western Quaker Reader: Writings by and about Independent Quakers in the Western United States, 1929–1999 was published […]

Kenneth Sutton is the senior editor and Robert Dockhorn the assistant editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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