Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Organizer Jay O’Hara explains how an environmental walk will hold a Quaker identity:
together includes many of the aspirations that under-girds the Quakerness of this walk. The main manifestation will of course be frequent silent waiting worship, our lack of signs and chants, and the ubiquitous “queries”.
Craig Barnett on the language of religious tradition:
It is obvious that a shared language doesn’t require identical beliefs, (although different languages may inflect our perceptions in various ways), but it does provide a shared vocabulary for communication.
A Reddit discussion on preparing for a first Quaker visit:
I’ve realized that despite the many reasons I left Christianity, Jesus has been the guiding force that has lead me to many of the beliefs I now hold that are antithetical to the faith I grew up in. I’m not sure what this means, but I do feel a draw towards Quakerism.
Micah Bales starts a fascinating discussion about new Quaker meetings:
Perhaps the Religious Society of Friends, broadly speaking, simply doesn’t have the body mass to lend its strength to new efforts like ours. Could it be that the only way for Friends of Jesus to come to life is through integration and collaboration with other, more robust and mission-oriented communities, beyond the Quaker fold?
Court rules that Elizabeth Boardman’s protest is frivolous:
War tax resisters tend to be scrupulous and totally transparent in what they are doing, while tax protesters often engage in behavior, like hiding assets, that makes it difficult to distinguish them from tax evaders. This distinction probably accounts for the extreme rarity of prosecution of war tax resisters for tax crimes.
Prisoners researching the history of the institution found that the common story didn’t line up with what they found:
“a feel-good story” about Quaker reformers rescuing women from abuse in men’s prisons and turned it into a darker, more complicated tale.
C Wess Daniels describes a way to engage the church community:
I’ve found this to be a great practice for churches looking to build group participation and engage with the biblical text in a new way.
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