My concerns about the contemporary liberal Quaker fascination with what is called “spiritual experience,” a fascination I shared earlier in my life, are longstanding.
Quakerism is a religion of the New Covenant, which means that it is religion of the heart — the broken heart. We enter the New Covenant when our heart is changed.
In this post, I examine the content and the meaning, for him and for us, of George Fox’s famous “There is one, even Christ Jesus” experience.
When George Fox mourned, he wept tears of fire; he was an exemplar of, in the memorable image of Anglican solitary Maggie Ross, “our willingness to use our tears to light the divine fire upon the earth.”