The following post was written by Blake Everitt, an English Friend and member of the newly-formed Revolutionary Quakers. This essay explores the prophetic and apocalyptic nature of early Quakerism, and sketches out how middle class revisionism took over the Religious Society of Friends. “But wo from the Lord God unto them that strive to hinder … Continue reading The Religious Society of Friends: Children of Prophets or Children of Propheticide?
Why We Belong Be still and cool in your own mind and spirit from your own thoughts, and then you will feel the principle of God to turn your mind to the Lord God, from whom life comes; whereby you may receive his strength and power to allay all blusterings, storms, and tempests. (George Fox) … Continue reading Fox and Dōgen: Finding Paradise in Every Moment
o give your servant a discerning heart… 1 Kings 3:9 One of the things I’ve found most moving in Quaker worship is the focus on listening. I sit, whether in Meeting for Worship or on my own, and listen for wisdom, comfort, challenges, or whatever may come. It’s not always an easy task. It takes … Continue reading A Listening Heart
Originally posted on the summeroflove85.wordpress.com, the blog of Ben Wood from Britain Yearly Meeting Our Modern Contradictions In recent discussions of non-theism within Britain Yearly Meeting, one theme keeps on resurfacing. Many Friends tell me that they find themselves to be “non-theist” simply because they can no-longer accept what they think traditional God-language entails- a … Continue reading Quaker Non-Theism and the God of Pascal
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1 John 2.27 I have been struck by … Continue reading Anointing
I have some friends where you can tell they experience their bodies as a residence, as a space. With some of them, it’s like they’re visiting their bodies. In their eyes you see them peeking into the world. Their minds are their sanctuaries. I’m not like that. I experience my body as my self. In … Continue reading Breaking in, and waiting
I'm currently crying over this letter written by Sarah Cheevers, a first generation Friend. It was written to her husband and family while she was imprisoned. This sort of imagery and language - this conception of the good news - is what initially drew me to Quakerism. I pray you find it edifying as well. … Continue reading A letter from an imprisoned Friend