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Bringing our Quaker family into dialogue

Posted in Christianity, FGC, Pendle Hill, Quakerism, Songwriting, Spirituality, The Art of Fully Being with tags , , , , on August 10, 2009 by Jon Watts

Six days ago I released this music video, which has been shared widely among Friends.

Some of the lyrics have provoked dialogue, specifically about the relationship between modern Quakerism and Christianity. Here are a few of my own thoughts…

Let’s start with:

“I’m not a Christian
but I’m a Quaker
I’ve got Christ’s Inner Light
But he’s not my savior.”

(the remainder of the lyrics are posted on www.JonWatts.com)

If you visited my website seeking an anti-Christian Quaker manifesto, you were probably disappointed. After a Guilford College education…

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“Quaker Viral”

Posted in Christianity, Quakerism, The Art of Fully Being with tags , , , on August 7, 2009 by Jon Watts

I just returned from a camping trip with my brother and his wife and baby in the Sierra Nevadas to find that my first music video has been widely shared amongst Quaker circles in it’s first three days in existence! Tons of emails in my inbox, facebook messages and a semi-fiery conversation in the “comments” tab of the video.

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“Friend Speaks My Mind” Study Guide

Posted in Christianity, Quakerism, The Art of Fully Being with tags , , , on June 8, 2009 by Jon Watts

A week ago I got this email from a Meeting in Pennsylvania who had some questions about the song “Friend Speaks My Mind” after I performed for them this past April. Their questions were not uncommon, and so I took the time to respond carefully and in depth and am re-posting the response here. Hope it is helpful.

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