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Philip Gulley

Phil Gulley is a pastor at Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Indiana, near Indianapolis. He lives in the nearby town of Danville with his wife Joan and their two dogs, Ruby and Jack. They have two sons, and one granddaughter, Madeline, who rules the roost.

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New Book Release

A GATHERING IN HOPE will be available September 6th! Thanks to an unexpected windfall, Sam Gardner’s congregation (with the exception of a few malcontents) is eager to expand their meetinghouse.

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Living the Quaker Way

Philip Gulley's latest book of non-fiction invites us to explore the long held priorities of Quakerism - simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality.

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Engaging Presentations

Several times a month, Philip ventures from his Indiana home to tell stories, lead workshops, and discuss spirituality. Keep an eye on Phil’s schedule to see if he’s headed your way. If he isn’t, we invite you to extend an invitation to visit your church, college, or community.

Life Lessons

We have more entertainment than ever before, and more depression. Our opportunities seem infinite, but we feel weighed down with burdens. We have thousands of years of spiritual traditions to help guide and energize our lives, but too often feel spiritually listless. We all need help for our journey. May our GraceTalk messages bring you hope, insight, and deep joy.

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Welcome to GraceTalks

In a closet in my office is a high stack of paper, copies of every sermon I’ve ever given. I kept them on the advice of an elderly pastor who told me, when I first began preaching, that I should save my sermons and repeat them every three years, which he surmised was the working memory of the average congregant.   Occasionally, when bored, I’ll reach into the stack, pull out a sermon, and read it, in order to see whether it is still fresh.  It seldom is.  What I discover instead is that I have moved on, that my experiences have caused me to think differently about God.  And not just differently about God, but differently about what it means to be human, what it means to love, and what it means to believe.

The messages in this website reflect that evolution. I cheerfully jettison one year something I swore was true the year before.  I suspect you have done the same.  That is, if you have given faith any thought, which I suspect you have, since you’re visiting this website.

I invite you to sign up for the weekly messages I deliver at Fairfield Friends Meeting. There’s no cost, though a donation to defray the expense of maintaining a website is always appreciated.  But whether you contribute or not, I hope the messages you read expand your mind, life, and spirit.  For I believe God is honored not by the tired repetition of yesterday’s dogma, but by our efforts to be a new creation in a changed world. With that hope, I welcome you to this site.

Our Latest GraceTalk Messages

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    Living in the Start Times

    We’re not living in the end times.  We’re living in the start times.  Something new is being born, and we’re feeling the birth pains.

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    What I Am For

    I believe it is entirely possible to be fully opposed to a politician, to refute that politician, to utterly and thoroughly reject that politician’s vision for our nation, without hating that politician and those who might have voted for them.  Just as I will not …

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