Part 3, “The Quaker Experience,” of Section II (“The Life of the Spirit”) of Quaker Faith & Practice for the 21st Century.
“I tell you truly, truly: if one is never born from water and spirit, one is not able to go into the kingdom of God.” How might Quakers understand that saying? The creation story in Genesis offers one possibility.
Our awakening to our darkness and rising out of it “in Christ” is the essential beginning of the spiritual life.The practice of Experiment with Light, if conscientiously performed in context of the traditional Quaker understanding of convincement, can be a gateway to that new life.
The Bible grants to human beings in general neither dominion over nature nor the status of child of God.
A brief message, first given during Quaker worship, in appreciation of Jack Sharp and his invitation to service.
In 1652, Margaret Fell heard George Fox preach and felt her life change profoundly. This post offers a contextual paraphrase of Fell’s account with commentary.
The Synoptic tradition relates that when Jesus was asked, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” he pointed to his praxis, his deeds of compassion and liberation.
This post is an exercise in remembering, a recollection of some of the people and experiences burned into my memory during my first job in the field of mental health […]