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Being Honest about the Bible in Religious Education
How to be honest about the truth of a story and still convey the lessons it teaches.
Donald W. McCormick
Maria Elena Vidana
Vidana—Maria Elena Vidana, 76, on June 1, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. Maria Elena was born on February 9, 1940,…
Milestones August 2015
Deaths, births, and marriages among Friends.
Filling a Toolkit
Arriving Earlham School of Religion (ESR) and I were both born in the autumn of 1960. We intersected in our…
What I Really Learned at ESR
They look a lot like me. That was one of my first thoughts when I arrived at Earlham School of…
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…
“Teachable Moments” at ESR
I look back with gratitude on how ESR prepared me for pastoral ministry among Friends, especially in the area of…
Wielding Thor’s Hammer: What It Means to Write as Ministry
According to an old Norse legend of the early days in the time before this time, the god Thor patrolled…
Notes from an Access Pioneer
Recently I was asked to provide a six-word autobiography. I chose: "Child of God, Wife, Mother, Friend." Had I been…
Mama sometimes stayed home from church on Sunday, saying, "I can worship God just fine right here in the kitchen…
Providing a Warm Welcome
My husband, Adam, and I were blessed to serve as co-directors of Powell House, New York Yearly Meeting’s retreat and…
Young Families and Quakerism: Will the Center Hold?
Recently I was invited to help plan an adult religious education session at a meeting that expressed interest in revitalizing…
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