Advice and Query 6: Learning to disagree well

This is a series of short, c.500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries – forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. Do you work gladly with other religious groups in the pursuit of common goals? While remaining faithful to Quaker insights, try to enter imaginatively into the life and … Continue reading Advice and Query 6: Learning to disagree well

Advice and Query 5: A God who is free

This is a series of short, c.500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries – forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. Take time to learn about other people’s experiences of the Light. Remember the importance of the Bible, the writings of Friends and all writings which reveal the ways … Continue reading Advice and Query 5: A God who is free

Advice and Query 4: Wrestling with Jesus

This is a series of short, c.500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries – forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. The Religious Society of Friends is rooted in Christianity and has always found inspiration in the life and teachings of Jesus. How do you interpret your faith in … Continue reading Advice and Query 4: Wrestling with Jesus

Advice and Query 3: Pray without ceasing

This is a series of short, c.500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries – forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. Do you try to set aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us … Continue reading Advice and Query 3: Pray without ceasing

Advice and Query 2: Our experience of God is not God

This is a series of short, 500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries – forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. Bring the whole of your life under the ordering of the spirit of Christ. Are you open to the healing power of God’s love? Cherish that … Continue reading Advice and Query 2: Our experience of God is not God

Advice and Query 1: Is this the Quaker Gospel?

This is a series of short, 500-word posts looking at the underlying theology of the Advices and Queries - forty-two pithy statements that collectively capture the British Quaker faith. (1) Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us … Continue reading Advice and Query 1: Is this the Quaker Gospel?

‘I’m religious, not spiritual’: Postliberalism for Quakers

In this post I'm going to get rather theological. Hopefully in a clear and understandable way. I recently wrote an essay for my theology MA, exploring the modern Western theological movement known as postliberalism. I'd like to have a go at explaining it in a less technical way, whilst also reflecting on what it might have … Continue reading ‘I’m religious, not spiritual’: Postliberalism for Quakers