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WF Podcast Thirteen – Carl Magruder Keynote

Authored by: Carl Magruder, Jonathan Stoll, colin cole

Episode 13 of the Western Friend Podcast features the keynote talk that Carl Magruder delivered to North Pacific Yearly Meeting in 2022. Carl is a palliative care chaplain with an M.A. in Divinity. He is a member of Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting in Pacific Yearly Meeting. The title of this talk is "Deep Hope in Optimystical Times."

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The “chapters” in this podcast are:

00:00:00            Introduction

00:01:04            Opening song by Carl Magruder

00:03:27            Carl's self-introduction

00:05:35            Optimysticism defined

00:07:51            Carl's thanks to his supportive community

00:10:00            Grounds for despair

00:17:22            Grief: the beginning of the road to hope

00:21:58            Friends in audience name what they grieve

00:26:38            Grief and systems thinking

00:35:47            The Great Unraveling: Apocalypse

00:44:26            Wise hope during "The Crumbles"

01:00:38            Agency and activism

01:05:40            Optimysticism and Quakers

01:20:30            Transition from keynote to follow-up interview

01:20:58            Transformation of the Religious Society of Friends

01:25:54            The vital Quaker message

01:27:57            The glass cliff

01:31:23            Problems with Quaker education, solutions

01:36:05            Quakers' revolutionary view of children

01:39:36            Outreach, proselytizing, faith traditions

01:49:30            Spiritual wounds and strength

01:54:15            Quaker peace-building

01:57:50            Outro

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