Marriage Advice from Barrow Cadbury 1933

While preparing for a wedding this coming Saturday I ran across this quote from Barrow Cadbury (a Quaker who was related to and worked in the Cadbury Chocolate factory in Bournville England) on marital advice. I really enjoyed reading it. Barrow Cadbury, after forty years of marriage, wrote in 1933 some notes ‘gathered from personalContinue reading “Marriage Advice from Barrow Cadbury 1933”

There is No Pure Christianity

A long while back a friend of mine wrote on his twitter this remark: There is no pure Christianity, it is all syncretist. And I agree with this point, all Christianity today is influenced to a smaller or larger extent by outside forces. I’m not sure it’s ever been any different to tell the truth.Continue reading “There is No Pure Christianity”

Psalm 52: A Letter to Wall Street and Those of Similar Persuasion

Psalm 52. He and she who has ears to hear let them listen. To the fat cats of American capitalism: Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery. You love evil moreContinue reading “Psalm 52: A Letter to Wall Street and Those of Similar Persuasion”

The Queries and A Life of Discernment

Introduction Our world is made up of questions and ambiguities. Probably all of you have watched Jeopardy. The unique thing about the game of Jeopardy, besides its suave host Alex Trebek, is that the contestants respond with a question in order to score points.  For instance: Here is an answer for 500 points — JulyContinue reading “The Queries and A Life of Discernment”

John Woolman is Dead

Opening Prayer (from the bulletin?) “John Woolman is dead.” These words may at first appear to be simply an obvious  statement, uninteresting and useless. For some, it may be meaningless.Who is John Woolman, anyways? For others, to say that the 17th century Quaker abolitionist is dead understates the obvious in a similar way to someoneContinue reading “John Woolman is Dead”