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Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

By David P. Leong, IVP Books, 2017. 208 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. I couldn’t put down David Leong’s guide because it is so full of hope that Jesus Christ’s sacrifice can redeem the most oppressed people in the most neglected places. He channels the Martin Luther King Jr. of Where Do we Go From Here: Chaos […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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Tying Up the Cat

Have we forgotten the reasons for our practices?

Donne Hayden is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting. In 2012, she attended the Friends World Committee for Consultation World Gathering of Friends in Kenya, where she saw the Spirit move in singing and dancing Friends.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Features
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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us (Revised and Expanded Edition)

By Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 352 pages. $22/paperback; $16.99/eBook. The back cover of Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, asks potential readers, “Do you desire more of God?” The many and varied spiritual disciplines contained in this collection are all directed toward transforming our deepest yearnings into worship […]

Bob Dixon-Kolar teaches writing at a community college in Illinois and is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with EunSung Kim

We are all Quakers: Let’s grow together.

Jon Berry is a Friends Journal trustee. He lives and worships in New York City.

Posted in: Let's Grow Together, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology: Foundations in Scripture, Theology, History, and Praxis

By Daniel L. Brunner, Jennifer L. Butler, and A. J. Swoboda. Baker Academic, 2014. 255 pages. $26.99/paperback or eBook. Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology has an excellent and inspiring foreword by Bill McKibben, and will be of particular interest to Friends since its authors are teachers of earthcare and religion at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, […]

Jim Kessler is a member of Grinnell Friends Church (FUM) in Grinnell, Iowa, and teaches environmental biology at Iowa Valley Community College–Grinnell. Jim speaks often to secular and faith-based groups about the importance of reintroducing native plantings into human-altered landscapes, and with his wife, Kathy, has restored native habitat on the 30 acres where they live.

Posted in: October 2015 Books, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
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Divisions in North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM)

Growing division in the body of NCYM (FUM) will be addressed on Saturday, November 1.

Max L. Carter is the director of Friends Center and campus ministry coördinator at Guilford College, where he also directs the Quaker Studies program.

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Books September 2014

Book reviews.

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Those Other Branch Quakers

Those Other Branch Quakers

“Be careful of those ‘other branch’ Quakers.” These words were spoken to me at a recent Wednesday evening Bible study by the group leader. I had been in conversation with a partner teacher at our church, a woman who was teaching Quaker history to the children in her charge. I was telling her that I was […]

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Filling a Toolkit

Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our “young adulthood” in the autumn of 1986 when I arrived, confused about what I was being called to do with my life, to engage in the Theological Reflection Year (TRY), a one-year program to take […]

Della Stanley-Green is a member of Plainfield (Ind.) Meeting and is recorded as a minister of the Gospel in Western Yearly Meeting. She is executive director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.

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Learning about the Real World of Ministry

Any change in one’s life has the potential to be transformative. Going to Earlham School of Religion was certainly so for me. My journey to the ESR began in the evening air by the sea. I was sitting on the rocks of Laguna Beach, California, in 1981, seeking discernment on what seminary I should attend. […]

Rex Jones is pastor of West River Friends Meeting in Economy, Ind.

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