Searching For Emmanuel

Searching For Emmanuel

All four gospels include a scene, early on, about seeking after Christ. Stylistically, it’s a bit like a note to the reader, a reminder to pay attention to the One being presented. It might seem a little strange to need a note like that. If I’m reading a biography of...
Temples: Jacob’s Altar Call

Temples: Jacob’s Altar Call

I quoted a piece of Psalm 146 on the back of the bulletin for you. It uses a title for God that ought to make even the most degenerate of us hopeful: the God of Jacob:   Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is...
Praying for Wilmington YM | August, 2017

Praying for Wilmington YM | August, 2017

As the difficult business session of Wilmington Yearly Meeting was drawing to a close, Doug Haag (exiting Executive Secretary) challenged us to spend less time arguing and more time praying. This challenge stuck with me, and so I’ve created a prayer calendar for...
2017 Epistle of Wilmington Yearly Meeting

2017 Epistle of Wilmington Yearly Meeting

The following epistle was approved by Wilmington Yearly Meeting of Friends on 7th Month, 30th Day, 2017. “This is the single question facing Wilmington Yearly Meeting this weekend: What is the presence in our midst saying to you, in this moment? I invite you to...
Paul Meets the Living Christ

Paul Meets the Living Christ

Last week, we looked at the introduction to Paul’s letter to the Galatians. We noticed that while letters of this time period typically started with a formal introduction and greeting in several parts, Paul launches past all the niceties to dive straight in.  ...
Seeking Counselors for Quaker Knoll Camp

Seeking Counselors for Quaker Knoll Camp

Does your teen like camp? Does your teen like kids? Well, then, s/he might want to be a counselor at Quaker Knoll this year. We are looking for teens who can lead, who love fun, who are developing wisdom, and who prioritize kindness. We are still working on counselor...