In Ryan’s post today he notes some of the “characteristics” of the emerging church. These are the things that I have taken in one hand and held quaker “characteristics” in the other and have found incredible similarities. This means a couple things. a) the Spirit when renewing the church does similar things. b) the Friends church has a vital structure that should be utilized more fully in today’s postmodern/global world. and c) we (Friends) can, if we truly listen, to the Spirit see where we can negotiate and change in order to follow its leading.