Category Archives: Messages

Names and Images of God by Leann Williams

I volunteered, somewhat reluctantly, to serve on the Planning Committee for the 2018 Quaker Women’s Theology Conference at the end of the 2016 conference. Our first face-to-face meeting was in Seattle shortly after the election that gave us Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Sarah, My Sister, Part II by Lois Kieffaber

You may recall several weeks ago when we first looked at the Old Testament record of Sarah’s life, we learned that the two most widely used terms for “God” in the old testament were not confined to one gender.  The … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News, Fake News and the Gospel by Rusty Nelson

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Sarah, My Sister, Part I by Lois Kieffaber

Daughters have been named after Biblical women for thousands of years.  My daughter Sarah is one.  Everyone knows a woman with one of those names, and most of us have loved someone with one of those names.  Of those names, … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge, Dude! You just may get it yourself by Bob Wiese

First the text of Modern King James Version: Rom 2:12  For as many as sinned without Law will also perish without Law. And as many as have sinned within Law shall be judged through Law. Rom 2:13  For it is not the … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Eric Clapton, Part II

Good morning Humbling ourselves before an omnipresent God is central to the Christian experience.  We have faith that God will show us mercy, protect and guide us.  But when do we typically ask for God’s guidance?   Usually it is after … Continue reading

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We Are Enough! by Lorraine Watson

Scripture is full of amazing stories… Genesis 12-21—Abraham, the Father of Many At age 75 God calls Abraham to go to a land that God will show him and make him a great nation As years pass and while Abraham … Continue reading

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Inner Guide Versus Inner Critic

 Today we celebrate Epiphany, the Wise Men coming to find the baby Jesus lying in a manger and bringing the precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Lately, here at Spokane Friends we have been focusing our attention on giving … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Eric Clapton Part I by Jonas Cox

Good Morning It is important that I start with a definition and two disclaimers.  First the definition, sin is a powerful word that gets thrown around a lot.  It is one of those words we believe communicates yet our definitions … Continue reading

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The Lamb’s War

I’ve always had trouble with the idea of original sin – I used to think that Pride was the original sin — that Adam and Eve decided they knew better than God what would be good for them to eat … Continue reading

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