Tag Archives: Quaker
Mystics and the Margins The Light Within Friday, October 2, 2020 First gathering in 17th-century England as the Religious Society of Friends, the Quakers have always existed on the margins of Christianity, but that doesn’t mean their impact has been small. In many ways, they were ahead of their time (and even our times) when… Continue Reading The Light Within
Alternative Orthodoxy Sunday, February 2–Friday, February 7, 2020 Franciscan alternative orthodoxy has never bothered fighting popes, bishops, Scriptures, or dogmas. It just quietly but firmly pays attention to different things—like simplicity, humility, non-violence, contemplation, solitude and silence, earth care, nature and other creatures, and the “least of the brothers and sisters.” (Sunday) As part of our emphasis on orthopraxy over… Continue Reading Alternative Orthodoxy: Weekly Summary
Vocation Who Am I? Monday, May 28, 2018 Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. —Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981), theologian and civil rights leader  As conscious human beings, our life purpose is to be… Continue Reading Who Am I?
Vocation Let Your Life Speak Sunday, May 27, 2018 God’s image within each of us is inherent and irrevocable. God’s likeness is our unique expression of that image, inviting our full and conscious participation. Vocation is one way in which we discover and grow into our “True Self.” I’m not speaking so much about education,… Continue Reading Let Your Life Speak
Simplicity Summary: Sunday, October 2-Friday, October 7, 2016 I believe that a kind of second simplicity is the very goal of mature adulthood and mature religion. (Sunday) “This amazing simplification comes when we ‘center down,’ when life is lived with singleness of eye, from a holy Center where the breath and stillness of Eternity are… Continue Reading Simplicity: Weekly Summary
Simplicity Truth is One Monday, October 3, 2016 Thomas R. Kelly (1893-1941), a Quaker missionary, wrote a slender spiritual classic called A Testament of Devotion. I will quote him at length, and you will see another example of perennial wisdom. We are obviously being taught by the One Spirit. Here is Kelly’s powerful description of… Continue Reading Truth is One