The sense of presence

The sense of presence

The sense of presence Noël Staples, Peterborough Meeting, Cambridgeshire Area Meeting, UK Some time ago I remember ministering about how my sense of the presence seemed that morning to delight in itself, and how I shared in that delight.  It isn’t always thus...

Belief is a Solo Journey

David Evans, South Australian and Northern Territory Regional Meeting Dame Naomi James was the first woman to sail solo around the globe, circumnavigating the world in a yacht by herself, putting together her love of sailing with her hope to achieve, and faith in her...

The breathtaking breadth of Friends’ experience

Sue Wilson, Queensland Regional Meeting (A plea to listen to each other’s spiritual experiences rather than debate our beliefs) In my thirty years among Friends, the thing I’ve most appreciated has been the way we allow ourselves and each other to seek, grow,...

Thoughts

David Swain, New South Wales Regional Meeting. I’ve been thinking over a few articles that have appeared in the Australian Friend over the past few months. Geoffrey Ballard in the March 2015 issue suggested that “Quakers must drag themselves into the 21st century, and...

Traversing All Time

Gerry Guiton, NSW Regional Meeting A recent article in the Australian Friend (March, 2015) strongly advised Quakers to “drag themselves into the 21st century”. The author seemed to suggest we have some outdated beliefs and recommended nontheism if not as a complete...