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QuakerSpeak, February 2021
Have you seen the one of four Friends explaining why they choose plain dress today? It was our most popular…
Finally Breaking Down the Hedge?
Have our Quaker institutions finally become obsolete?
The Seven Habits of Effective Spiritual Nurturers
Seven practices that distill the art of spiritual nurture.
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…
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…
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…
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:…
Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times
an the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of…
Focusing on the Light
What is here urged are inward practices of the mind at deepest levels, letting it swing like the needle, to…
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…
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…
The Value of Stillness
Be no more than God hath made thee. Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over…
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