The Jewels of Quakerism Project is a four-fold endeavor undertaken by Callid and Kristina Keefe-Perry. First. the Jewels of Quakerism is the name of a course taught for six weeks during the Summer of 2009 at the Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center in Wallingford, PA. That class will focus on another "Jewel" each week, showcasing the Keefe-Perry's understanding of what makes Quakerism unique and powerful.Second, the Project will publish an online survey once a week that will invite input from the wider Quaker world. Each week the responses to that survey will be included in the course taught on Thursdays, and made available at Callid's blog at quakerquaker.org. Third, after the Thursday course is taught each week, Callid and Kristina will create a web video that addresses much of the content covered in that week's class. These videos are intended to serve as information resources to the broader world interested in Quakerism and also as a bridging medium for folks who want to have a taste of what the course at Pendle Hill is like. Lastly, at quakerquaker.org, the Keefe-Perrys will maintain a blog for the duration of the course, making all videos and surveys available as well as providing a means for comments and forum posts.
This video in the Jewels of Quakerism series looks at the variety of Friends in today's world and considers the social and theological splits that brought such the different types of Quakers into being. We'll look at the difference in worship, the geographical location of Friends, and broad connections in theology. The video closes by considering some of the place where there is overlap between Friends' Faith and Practice and that of other traditions, and by encouraging people to enter into di...
This episode in the Jewels of Quakerism series explores the definition and role of discernment in the Religious Society of Friends, and considers some of the corporate and individual practices that Friends make use of in their faith lives.To read more about the Jewels of Quakerism Project visit: http://doiop.com/JewelsofQuakerismIt is important to note that the views contained in this series of videos should not be interpreted as uniformly accepted by members of the Religious Society of Friend...
This episode of the Jewels of Quakerism series begins with a scriptural and experiential consideration of Spiritual Gifts, and explores the role that faith communities have in the development of those gifts. Attention is paid to historical traditions as well as contemporary practices.
This episode in the Jewels of Quakerism series considers our understanding of the origins of Friends' testimonies, and the ways that testimonies can be borne our through witness to the world. As an outgrowth of these topics we will also consider some of the ways in which the testimonies were dividers, setting apart Early Friends from others. We close with a consideration of what a healthy model for Friends witness might look like today.
This episode of the Jewels of Quakerism series addresses our understanding of Gospel Order within the context of the Religious Society of Friends. Within that umbrella we also touch on Quaker uses of the words "Opening," "Leading," and "Ministry."
This episode in the Jewels of Quakerism series address some of the social, political, and religious context within which the Religious Society of Friends began to form. It traces certain aspects of Christian History from Jesus of Nazareth through to George Fox and Margaret Fell.
This episode in the Jewels of Quakerism series addresses the beginnings of the traditional Silent Meeting for Worship within the context of denominational similarities, George Fox's personal impact, and Scriptural bases. It explores the utility of this worship as well as some of its potential effects, both individual and corporate.