Clarity on being Quaker

Clar­ity on being Quaker.

Mark Russ reflects on a recent talk by Ben Pink Dan­de­lion:

It is refresh­ing to hear the Quaker tra­di­tion explained with­out recourse to ‘sim­plic­ity, truth…’ etc., with no caveats on reli­gious lan­guage and with­out the awful sen­ti­ment that Quak­ers can believe what they like. It doesn’t answer my own dif­fi­cul­ties regard­ing the cen­tral­ity of Jesus to my own under­stand­ing of Quak­erism, but I sus­pect the solu­tion to that lies out­side Britain.

Living in a Time of Crisis

Liv­ing in a Time of Cri­sis:

From Mike Far­ley > How can one lit­tle per­son make any dif­fer­ence in so great an issue, and in any case, how can any­one, indi­vid­u­ally or col­lec­tively, know what might make a dif­fer­ence? The answer seems to me to be found in the silence that lies at the heart of all we do as Friends – that lies at the heart, in fact, of all expe­ri­en­tial faith of what­ever era or per­sua­sion.

Apoc­a­lypse Now, as follow-up to read­ing Conrad’s Heart of Dark­ness a few weeks ago.

Watched this as a fol­lowup to Conrad’s Heart of Dark­ness a few weeks ago. Fran­cis Ford Coppola’s film takes inspi­ra­tion and a few scenes from Conrad’s book but many of its most arrest­ing images are orig­i­nal. It does help con­tex­tu­al­ize the book how­ever. The claus­tro­pho­bia of the river really comes alive — there’s one way up and one way back and pos­si­ble ambush lies any­where.