Category Archive: Quaker

Janna Kane, P.T. Barnum, Fox and me.

“Ben Lloyd is part George Fox and part P.T. Barnum.” That’s how someone described me, or how someone said someone else described me. I like it. Years before I heard that I named… Continue reading

Way Opening

One of the most famous Quaker phrases is “seek and way will open.” If you’re like me, the first thing that grabs your attention is the missing “a”. We don’t see for “a way”.… Continue reading

White Pines: The Republican theater company?

Relax, the title of this post is a joke. Someone in Philly tried recently to create a Republican theater company and I recall seeing heated exchanges in various electronic fora about it. Anyone who… Continue reading

God’s Body

God’s Body reflections from the summer sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quakers) 2013 And it is in the gritty soil of Allentown among the bones of buried miners commingling with the coal that… Continue reading

Cloud Atlas

Towards the end of the movie Cloud Atlas, the Union – a rebel force in 22nd century dystopian Korea – is under attack by the forces of the Unanimity, a sinister Orwellian government… Continue reading

Kenyapost 8

The following was written en route from Nairobi and London, 36,000 feet above the Sahara Desert, when I had some time on my hands. 15 hours later, as I moved through passport security… Continue reading

Kenyapost 7

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 Today we leave. I travel to a… Continue reading

Kenyapost 6

As with all divisions among Friends, the best strategy when encountering them is to shift our focus from our differences to our similarities. This is what we did in my home group yesterday,… Continue reading