Quaker Faith & Podcast
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"What do Quakers believe?" It's a hard question for a lot of Quakers to answer, but we're going to try. We'll talk about beliefs early Quakers took for granted and how modern Quakers unite with or deviate from them. Hopefully, listeners will learn to appreciate the variety found in Quakerism and the religious roots of so many of our "pecularities."
||CleanEpisode 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 holida||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Be Still and Cool||In this episode, we talk about George Fox’s letter to Lady Claypole (Oliver Cromwell’s daughter), found in section 3I in Traditional Quaker Christianity. He tells her to “be still and cool in thine own mind and spirit,||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: What canst thou say?||Today we look at Margaret Fell’s introduction to George Fox, when she became convinced and became a Friend. Fox was preaching in Ulverston Chapel, and he asked “Christ saith this, and the Apostles say this, but what canst thou say?” And so he went||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Discerning leadings||Today, we’re talking about discerning leadings. This is section 3G in Traditional Quaker Christianity, if you’re following along in the book. Which, on that note: just looked at the iBook store for the first time ever last week (yes, really), and h||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Why don’t Quakers do communion?||It’s really common for Christians to ask “why don’t Quakers do communion?” This relates to last week’s episode about spiritual baptism. In that episode, we talked about how these sacraments that the government-run church said you needed to get||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: should I get baptized?||Sometimes you’ll see someone ask, “I was baptized as a baby, but I stopped believing, and now I’m back. Should I get baptized again?” Or maybe they were never dunked in or sprinkled with water. The common Quaker answer is: No,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: I heard a voice||This time, we’re talking about George Fox’s moment of revelation, when he heard a voice. In his journal he wrote: When all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could I tell what to do, then, oh,||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Who is Christ?||In this episode we look at answers to the question “who is Christ?” This is section 3C in Traditional Quaker Christianity, a book we’ve been following along. Our very first episode, Jesus Christ is the Word of God,||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Inward states, dryness, and the daily cross||In this episode we continue our series on the spiritual search. This time, we’re looking at inward states, dryness, and the daily cross. This is section 3B in Traditional Quaker Christianity, which I’ve just noticed now has a Kindle version availabl||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: the Spiritual Search||Today’s reading from Traditional Quaker Christianity is from Barclay’s Apology (Freiday’s 20th century version), on how a spiritual search begins. Barclay says a person goes looking for God when “his conscience brings about a sense of his own un||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Convergent Friends||For the first time, we’re having a special guest on the show. Mackenzie went to the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference and had a chance to sit down with Wess Daniels to talk about Convergent Friends.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Recording / ordination of ministers||Ok, really, we don’t tend to call it ordination of ministers. We call it recording ministers. Why? God ordains ministers. We don’t. All we can do is record the fact that God has done so. Usually when people hear “I’m a minister,||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Quakers and the Devil||We had a listener request to talk about the devil, so we’re responding to that in this episode. We also talk a little about the distinction between ethics and morality. Early Quakers refer to the devil in their writings as the tempter, the reasoner,||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Quaker Branches||This time around, we’re taking a break from the book to answer a listener request about Quaker branches. There are 4 primary Quaker branches: Evangelical, Pastoral/FUM, Conservative, and Liberal. The first two tend to have pastors and a program for th||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: How to read the Bible||As part 3 in our series about the Scriptures/the Bible, we’re talking about how to read the Bible. A lot of people (*cough* both of us), when they decide to try reading the Bible try to do it cover to cover, and it’s a real slog.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Scripture is not essential to salvation||Section 2B of Traditional Quaker Christianity asks “Are the Scriptures essential to salvation?” and it answers “no, Scripture is not essential to salvation.” Uh oh, them’s fightin’ words? This is a good example of why many describe Conserv||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: the Bible and Continuing Revelation||Today we start a series on Quakers and the Bible by talking about continuing revelation, with section 2A in Traditional Quaker Christianity. Overall this section introduces what we will discuss in the next three episodes. In particular,||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Idealism, Obligation, and Quaker Holiness||Section 1D of Traditional Quaker Christianity looks at idealism, obligation, and Quaker holiness. Uh oh, we’re going to use a word some Quakers tend to avoid: sin. Idealism & Obligation Lewis Benson, in his “Catholic Quakerism,||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Quaker beliefs about atonement||Today we discuss Quaker beliefs about atonement and salvation through obedience to the promptings of the Light. This is section 1C in the book Traditional Quaker Christianity. Universalism: “Christ tasted death for every man ” and “the Light enli||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: God’s New Covenant and women’s ministry||In this episode we discuss the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. This is section 1B in Traditional Quaker Christianity. We explore the differences from one to the other, and we look at how Quaker beliefs about the New Covenant result in women’s mi||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Jesus Christ is the Word of God||We’re kicking off episode 1 of Quaker Faith & Podcast with a heavy topic: Jesus Christ is the Word of God. However, this belief is foundational to Quakerism’s origins and still resonates for most Quakers today. So,||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A very wonderful and thought provoking discussion about Quaker beliefs and theology. I recommend this pod cast for anyone wanting to learn more about Quakers or the Quaker faith.
An easy to listen to, insightful discussion of Quaker faith and practice. I appreciate the different topics the hosts cover and the systematic way they do it. For anyone who wants a taste of Quakerism.
The female host's inability to consistently speak directly into the mic is annoying because the volume needs to be adjusted throughout the podcast to compensate for it. The male host at times is very dismissive of George Fox. Outside of these two criticisms they do an interesting Quakerish podcast.