By Jan Johnson. InterVarsity Press, 2016. 256 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. We Quakers have a rather complicated relationship with the Bible. Some Friends want nothing to do with it, feeling it is a misogynistic, antique collection of man (primarily)-made writings. Others consider it the Word of God, infallible and inerrant and “inspired by God and profitable […]
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Brent Bill recently retired from his position as associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach at Friends General Conference. He is a member of West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., and his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).
Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
By T. Vail Palmer Jr. Barclay Press, 2016. 288 pages. $20/paperback. In Face to Face, T. Vail Palmer Jr. creates a rich tapestry woven with many threads and leading to a compelling depiction of important aspects of Quaker history well worth pondering. One way to identify those threads is by the questions which prompt them. […]
Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Posted in: August 2017 Books, Books, The Art of Dying
The shared lessons of strengthening a movement among Friends.
Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass. She travels extensively among Friends with a concern for how we connect both digitally and face-to-face. She also serves New England Yearly Meeting as events coordinator and social media manager. Kathleen shares her travels and learning at quakerkathleen.wordpress.com.
Posted in: Online Features, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
A Friend finds that inward place of quiet communion while traveling through Iran. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online […]
Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
By Brian Drayton and William P. Taber Jr. Tract Association of Friends, 2016. 180 pages. $20/hardcover. Late in the fourth century, Saint Jerome set out to make the Bible accessible to Christians in the Western Roman Empire. Writing in the common language of people in that part of the empire, Jerome produced a Latin book […]
Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quaker history, faith, and practice. His most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.
Posted in: August 2016 Books, Books, Quaker Spaces
Our communities are not beacons of the Spirit simply on the basis of being called “Quaker.”
A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Peter Moretzsohn is a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. He recently moved to Lambertville, N.J., where he works for a nonprofit farm/preserve. A lifelong lover of songwriting and playing the guitar, he is an attendee of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa.
Posted in: Almost Quaker, Features
Religious Education 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to 1955 […]
Christel Jorgenson, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), was the youth and education secretary for New England Yearly Meeting for a long spell, and now happily helps with family worship at her meeting. She spends winter months at Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, Mexico, where she attends Mexico City Meeting.
Posted in: November 2015, Religious Education
This is an online companion to “What Bridges Are Made Of,” the author’s piece in the June/July 2012 issue.
Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is an author, speaker, spiritual director, and photographer. She holds a masters degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary and was on the editorial board for the Quaker Youth Book Project. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church in Salem, Oregon. Her blog is at WalkingTheSea.blogspot.com.
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I have received much inspiration and encouragement from the stories of earlier Quaker women who were willing to take the risk involved in proclaiming the Truth given to them.
Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She leads retreats and workshops related to spiritual life and is completing a book telling the story of the communal shift of consciousness made by early Friends.
Posted in: Features
In 1963, tiny, unprogrammed Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, started having its Sunday meetings for worship in Jeff Davis Hospital, a charity institution of the city. The meeting’s move was to support a concern by Jan and Marjorie de Hartog, who had been led to volunteer as orderlies in this hospital, which primarily served […]
Ann Walton Sieber is a journalist and a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex. This is an abridgement of “Jan de Hartog: A Captain on the Ocean of Light and Love,” which appeared inThe Best of Friends, ed. Chuck Fager, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 24-50. The quoted material in this article comes from the author’s interviews with Jan and Marjorie de Hartog. An obituary for Jan de Hartog appeared in Friends Journal in August 2003.
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