Quaker Qualities (Democratic Discernment)

Quaker Qualities (Osmosing)

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to meet a prominent Quaker who had studied at several of our Quaker colleges and universities and had written extensively about Quakerism. He was a pre-eminent expert on all-things Quakerism and would tell you so if you talked...
Quaker Qualities (Democratic Discernment)

Finding Our Way (4)

VIEW VIDEO  What an eventful week it was last week, the annual motorcycle trip of the Quaker Oatlaws Motorcycle Club, followed by the 165th annual sessions of Western Yearly Meeting, which I have attended 46 years in a row. Both went smoothly, though not as I had...
Quaker Qualities (Democratic Discernment)

Christianity 101: Does Jesus Save Us?

Back when I was 16, and the Catholics traded me to the Quakers for two draft picks yet to be announced, I had to learn a whole new way of doing church. Out went the male-only leadership and obeying them always, in came Quaker women on a mission from God and staying...
Quaker Qualities (Democratic Discernment)

Christianity 101: God 

VIEW VIDEO  I was talking with a young person this week who wants to be a doctor and I thought what a noble profession medicine is, how when you’re a doctor people respect your advice, because they know you’ve studied many years and passed a test confirming your...