Category: Episodes

The Church Visible and Invisible

The Church Visible and Invisible episode 30 the church visible and invisible

This time, we’re discussing the Church visible and invisible, a phrase that goes back to Augustine, but about which early Friends were certainly concerned too. This is section 6B in Traditional Quaker Christianity, and the reading is mostly taken from Barclay’s Apology. The Church Invisible In discussing the Church visible and invisible, we’re starting with […]

Traveling in Ministry

Traveling in Ministry episode 28 traveling in ministry

This time we’re talking about traveling in ministry. Quakers have traveled in ministry from the very beginning. It really started as sort of ministry campaigns, traveling in pairs. That’s a Biblical practice: Jesus sent the Apostles out in pairs in Luke 10. Early Days These early campaigns would have people traveling in ministry for months […]

Speaking in Meeting

Speaking in Meeting episode 27 speaking in meeting

Section 5C in Traditional Quaker Christianity is on speaking in meeting, so that’s what we’re talking about today. Should I speak? Speaking in meeting is, as we’ve discussed before, meant to be oracular. We have to do some discernment about when to speak or not to speak. In this episode, we talk about how we […]

Women Ministers

Women Ministers episode 26 women ministers

We talked some about women preaching when we talked about the new covenant, but chapter 5B in Traditional Quaker Christianity¬†is specifically about women ministers. The book we’re using takes care to point out that women ministers weren’t part of a political or secular equality movement for women. It wasn’t motivated by feminism (which didn’t exist […]

Corporate Aspects

Corporate Aspects episode 24 corporate aspects

We talked a bunch about waiting worship in the last episode, so this time we’re looking at a quote from John Punshon about corporate aspects of worship. There’s a difference between personal and corporate. And corporate in this situation doesn’t mean businesses. It’s about community. A lot of American Christians talk about “Jesus as your […]

Quakers and holidays

Quakers and holidays Episode 22 Quakers and holidays

In a timely post for December, we’re discussing the old Testimony Against Times & Seasons, aka holidays. Historically, Quakers did not do holidays. Every day is sacred. “This is the day the Lord has made.” Nowadays, most of us are fine with holidays. Why Quakers didn’t do holidays For some historical context, when Quakers were […]

Knowing Christ in Us

Knowing Christ in Us episode 21: knowing christ in us

This, the last episode of season 2, is from Traditional Quaker Christianity‘s section 3J, titled Knowing Christ in Us. We’re looking at two readings from George Fox’s Journal. Sure Word of Prophecy In the first, Fox relates hearing a priest in a steeple-house preach that we have “a more sure Word of prophecy” and then […]