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Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love: Four Essentials for the Abundant Life

By J. Brent Bill. Paraclete Press, 2019. 144 pages. $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook.

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, an engineer, a pilgrimage planner, and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at the Earlham School of Religion (ESR). He first met J. Brent Bill at ESR and learned more than a little about writing well and living well from him.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Thou Shalt Wear Comfy Shoes

Do our attitudes toward formal dress push people out the door?

Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan is a convinced Friend who lives and worships in Georgia (mostly), but they can often be spotted at meetings around the country during weekend adventures. Suzanne carries a concern for hospitality and a culture of welcoming. Suzanne is often heard before they are seen.

Posted in: Features, Unnamed Quaker Creeds
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Sarah Hinshaw Rickerman

Rickerman—Sarah Hinshaw Rickerman, 94, on July 10, 2015, peacefully, in her home in Landenberg, Pa. Sally was born on February […]

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Among Friends: Who Quaker Kids Are, Who They Become, and How They Lead

Our introduction to the December Issue.

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The Book of Delights: Essays

By Ross Gay. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019. 288 pages. $23.95/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. I was introduced to Ross Gay when […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and keeps her own daily journal of joy and justice.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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When Poets Pray

By Marilyn McEntyre. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019. 160 pages. $19.99/hardcover or eBook. “In prayer, as in so many […]

Judith Favor of Claremont Meeting in Southern California values true prayer and true poetry. Both are essential nutrients for her contemplative soul.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Photos courtesy Sun Moon Farms.

The Ministry of Quaker Farmers

How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?

Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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A Critique of Health Consciousness

The possible ill effects of worrying too much and talking too much about our food choices.

Caroline Morris wrote a thesis on the connection between anorexia and asceticism and is a student at Earlham School of Religion.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Skirting Around the Competition

Our introduction to the May issue on “Friendly Competition?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Friendly Competition?
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Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it […]

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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