I suppose that Arthur Roberts was the first evangelical Friend I ever met. On what was probably the third day of my very first visit to the United States, I flew out to Oregon to meet him and visit George Fox College. I had been teaching at Woodbrooke, the English Quaker study center, for a couple of years, and I was beginning to get an inkling that there were many Friends in the world who were not like us. I wanted to get as far away from London Yearly Meeting as I possibly could, and Northwest Yearly Meeting seemed to be the place.
Punshon, John, "Some Reflections on Quakers and the Evangelical Spirit" (1996). Truth's Bright Embrace: Essays and Poems in Honor of Arthur O. Roberts. 6.