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Among Friends: Drugs, Brokenness, Violence, and Sin

Our introduction to the January Issue.

Martin Kelley is Senior Editor. [email protected]

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I Think I Understand Now

Watching someone’s drug use spiral out of control.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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Drugs and the Practice of Spiritual Discernment

When can drugs bring us closer to God?

Joe McHugh lives in Minnesota, writes frequently for a variety of publications, and his book, Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, was published in 2013. He has served in interim leadership positions at Friends School of Minnesota and Carolina Friends School.

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Supporting Recovery among Friends

What keeps us from helping fellow Friends with drug addictions?

Johanna Jackson is a young adult Friend, and a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting. She is a recent graduate of the School of the Spirit's "On Being a Spiritual Nurturer" program, class of 2019. She can be reached at [email protected].

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The Cass Corridor neighborhoods on the west end of Midtown Detroit, Michigan, 1990s. Photos © Michael Brozovic, Detroit, Mich.

The Liturgy of Me

The rhythms of a life stuck in a daily cycle of brokenness and violence.

r. scot miller attends Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., with his spouse, Jenn, and their family. He holds graduate degrees from Earlham School of Religion (MA and MDiv) and Grand Valley State University (MSW). He is currently a PhD student at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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Forum, January 2020

Letters from our readers.

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The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

By Jeffrey Tacklind. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in various Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a prayer house for travelers.

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Random God Sightings

By Kelly Hanes. Columbus Press, 2019. 196 pages. $14.95/paperback; $8.95/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the Book Review Editor.

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The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom

By James Bryan Smith. IVP Books, 2018. 176 pages. $22/hardcover; $21.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the Book Review Editor.

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Clint Weimeister

Weimeister—Clint Weimeister, 72, on May 22, 2019, at home in Port Townsend, Wash. Clint was born on March 27, 1947, […]

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