Sharing the experience of gender dysphoria with my community of Friends
“I talked very candidly to the Friends present about my past and present relationship with the most troublesome parts of my body.”
Quaker Outreach at Colleges
From Greg Woods: Just imagine if Quakers were on more college campuses, what if we were able to reach a dozen students each year on, say, 25 campuses. What impact would that cause on students’ lives? What impact would that have on
Listening in Tongues: Being Bilingual as a Quaker Practice – YouTube
In this QuakerSpeak video, Robin Mohr talks about speaking across theological boundaries:
Not everyone in Quaker Meeting speaks the same theological language, but Friends have a way to listen for the Spirit behind the words. Encounter Friends from…
Quakers to Know: James Nayler 1616-1660
On Reddit, havedanson profiles one of the most interesting and controversial early Friends: Weirdly, by acting like Jesus, Nayler in the end was treated like Jesus. Tortured, but not killed, he emerged from prison a broken man. His later writings show a bit of regret, but are actually quite nice.
Building our house in the storm
A letter from Brian Drayton: My concern this morning is especially for those who are called to the work of ministry in all its many forms, whose purpose is to build up the community as a vessel of the divine life — in public worship or in private, in prayer or presence, in teaching or in preaching. The work of the ministry, in all its forms, starts with listening, and waiting to feel where the unity dwells, and what the connections are between some present focus of concern and the whole story we as a people are acting out.
What Should We Teach Our Youth?
Steven Davison talks about the principles of a Quaker religious education: Most important, though, we should be using our time in First Day School to help young Friends discover what the life of the Spirit means for them. We should be doing this for the adults, too, of course, so this aspect of our religious education can very often be multigenerational. We should be answering that of God in our members of all ages.