As a convinced Friend, I am very familiar with the phrase “meeting that of God” and the idea that there is that of God in everyone. I’ve been more familiar than comfortable with the concept at times. I’ve often added “or intrinsic good and ultimate worth.” To me it has always meant that every human […] Continue reading
“What do you believe?” seems to be the first question most people ask about any religion, but it may not be the most relevant question to ask about the creedless faith that is liberal Quakerism. “What do you do?” might be more to the point, or perhaps “How do you live?” Nonetheless, there are some […] Continue reading
Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of facilitating a discussion on religious diversity among Quakers at a meeting that I know to be both religiously diverse and peopled with long standing and immensely learned and wise Friends. As a non Christian, non theistic and relatively recent Quaker, I knew I would feel challenged. All one […] Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.