Newberg Friends is an interesting Friends meeting. We have many, many committed Quakers; and we have many committed Christians from other backgrounds. I’ve been feeling nudged more in the last couple of years to talk more about our specific core values as Friends, and yet to find ways to do so in a diverse environment.
Some feel I apologize and make too many disclaimers for what we think; some think I’m not sensitive enough to those who think differently. Probably means I’m getting closer to where I should be. 🙂
Anyway, I wanted to give that mini-explanation for those from other Quaker circles who wonder why I wouldn’t just dive right in to our peace-making testimony in this message. I feel good about how this ended up, as a specifically Christian and biblical foundation for our peace-making testimony.
Here you go. Are we really going to talk about Pacifism?