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The difference between affirmation and oath

The difference between affirmation and oath:

BBC News parses an important distinction for early Friends:

‘When handed a Bible to swear on, Fox opened it at the verse that read, “Swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath” - a rather awkward text for the book that people are supposed to swear on.’

Dealing with a Meeting that doesn't know what to do with you

Dealing with a Meeting that doesn't know what to do with you:

Mary Glenn Hadley writes in Quaker Life:

You are not alone. There are many others who are or have walked this lonely road. This can be a time of growth for you. In my times of loneliness, God has taught me that I was too eager to turn to my friends when He had new things to reveal to me or new assignments He wanted me to do.

Rowdy Meetinghouse On Green Street Divides Quakers

Rowdy Meetinghouse On Green Street Divides Quakers:

Hidden City Philadelphia profiles a “rebellious” Friends meeting:

“The Greene Street Friends School was founded in 1855 by former members of the rebellious Green Street Meeting House in Northern Liberties… The variance of Greene and Green is not a spelling error, but indirectly draws its origins from the first major schism within the Religious Society of Friends.”

Longing love: prayer for Quakers

Longing love: prayer for Quakers:

From Mike Farley:

It is hard, sometimes, to find a Quaker paradigm for prayer. Advanced patterns of language to allow us to think about prayer can be found in many religious traditions, where prayer as generally practiced by Quakers is often referred to as mystical or contemplative prayer.

How a Pioneer of Branding Invented Christian Fundamentalism — and the Quaker Oats Man

How a Pioneer of Branding Invented Christian Fundamentalism — and the Quaker Oats Man:

Daniel Silliman writes in Religion Dispatches:

Crowell took oatmeal that used to be sold out of large barrels in your general store, put it into a sealed package, slapped a picture of a Quaker on it and guaranteed it pure. Now it no longer mattered who you bought your oatmeal from, only what brand you chose… He looked at religion in the same way. There is pure religion and there is impure religion. His question was “how do you make the religion I know is pure appeal to the consuming public?”

Imposterism: A church or political party?

Imposterism: A church or political party?:

Pilgrim52 wonders if the Quaker suit really fits:

I long for the days of what some would consider ‘too much Jesus’ because at least he would be mentioned and discussed! I follow Quaker Twitter accounts and see nothing but politics and wonder, Am I in a church or a political party? I know that some treat politics like their religion, but I have no confidence in politics to solve the world’s ills.

Newly revived blog: Naming Spirit

Newly revived blog: Naming Spirit:

Rhonda Pfatzgraff-Carlson reurns to “capture eternity in motion”

Lucy Moon: Let's Talk about Quakers

Lucy Moon: Let's Talk about Quakers:

meowitslucy - YouTube video: “From the age of 3 I have been attending Quaker meeting.”

The darkness of God’s infinite Light…

The darkness of God’s infinite Light…:

From Mike Farley:

My sense that the work of eldership is at least as much prayer, and upholding the meeting and its ministries in prayer, as about anything else, has been deepened, confirmed and clarified.

Christ Within You: A Quaker Manifesto

Christ Within You: A Quaker Manifesto:

From George Amoss Jr:

The Quaker way is, then, the way of worship in spirit and in truth. To walk in that way is to walk intentionally and continually in the critical light of the power and wisdom called Christ–a truthful walking that takes us out of the unjust, violent world of selfishness and into the New Jerusalem.

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On Christians Having Grief and Needing Community

Started by Olivia in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Stephanie Stuckwisch yesterday. 32 Replies

I am feeling frustrated with Christian Quakers in the liberal branches (and liberal meetings, wherever they are) within the Quaker world. I say these things as a crazy liberal myself...and I believe I am actually making a complaint here that is far…Continue

The 'Kingdom of God'

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Forrest Curo yesterday. 5 Replies

That 'Kingdom' was the center of Jesus' message for his time; and many people since have puzzled about what he meant by it. I actually believe it was very much simpler than people have supposed, that it made perfectly straightforward sense to the…Continue

QUF Blog Topic for May-June: Quaker Families

Started by Mike Shell in Epistles & News on 3rd day (Tue). 0 Replies

How do parents & young people experience Quakerism?Friends,Quaker Universalist Conversations invites both Quaker adults and young people growing up in Quaker families and…Continue

quaker process and jury deliberations

Started by Olivia in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Olivia 5th month 5. 2 Replies

Hello Friends,Do you know of any online resources on how a jury could work with quaker process to have a more peaceful and inclusive experience of the jury deliberation process?Most of what I'm finding so far when I search for this topic is either…Continue

 
 
 

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"I'm not entirely sure what 'a high Christology' looks like to its adherents; I…"
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Olivia replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'The 'Kingdom of God''
"That's a whole good point about the specific awareness of the Kingdom of God being their…"
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