The Gifts of the Quaker Way

Written by Ben Wood, originally posted on his blog, summeroflove85.wordpress.com Some while ago, I started reading G.K. Chesterton’s apologetic classic The Catholic Church and Conversion (1927) and was amused and delighted to find a reference to Quakers nestled in its yellowing pages. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Chesterton is not particularly interested in Quaker life or theology on its own … Continue reading The Gifts of the Quaker Way

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Does a clear conscience matter?

My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.—1 Corinthians 4:4 One of the things I’ve always struggled with was whether I was unwittingly awful, sinful, or condemned. It made sense in my Calvinist upbringing. There really was no way to know if I was actually … Continue reading Does a clear conscience matter?