Fitting into “God’s Big Tent”

“I felt an energy, and it was just kind of a love at first sight,” John Spears says of his first visit to a Quaker meeting. “I still appreciate the freedom of it, the direct dial to God, so. And you know, also there are a number of people that just socially I like.”

Though he doesn’t always see eye to eye with other Friends, John observes, “I think that God’s Big Quaker Tent, at its heart, has a Christian spirit. Jesus I think of as opening his arms to all different types of people…. I think it’s a loving idea. If it was my tent I’d say, ‘Come on in! Have a beer!'”

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