Bill Samuel
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  • Rockville, MD
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Bill Samuel replied to Rick Waldau's discussion 'Christian Quakers without meetings' in the group Christianity
"Not certain. May have been A New Kind of Christian. do you recall which book it was?"
2nd month 15, 2016
Bill Samuel replied to Rick Waldau's discussion 'Christian Quakers without meetings' in the group Christianity
"And other Friends have. NWYM pastors used one of his books for a book study, and he spoke to annual sessions of NCYM (FUM)."
2nd month 15, 2016
Bill Samuel replied to Rick Waldau's discussion 'Christian Quakers without meetings' in the group Christianity
"Yes. I have dealt with that over the last 3 decades. I had a dramatic encounter with Christ at the 1987 FUM Triennial, which resulted in a commitment to follow Jesus Christ without any compromise with liberal Quaker culture. There have been 2 prongs…"
2nd month 15, 2016
Bill Samuel updated their profile
11th month 22, 2015
Bill Samuel replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Turn Around Specialists Needed'
"Most congregations of any (or no) affiliation which are dying are set in their ways. A turnaround involves change. Unless the congregation is genuinely willing to undergo significant change, they should probably be left to die. It would be helpful…"
9th month 10, 2015
Bill Samuel commented on Jon Watts's video
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A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

"In 7.42 minutes, you aren't going to cover all the many facets. This was not the purpose of the video. The video was to show why Quakers should be engaged, and some perspectives which could help lead to a peaceful resolution. I thought it did…"
6th month 2, 2015
Bill Samuel commented on QuakerQuaker's group 'Conservative Friends'
"I think the expressions by Adria would generally resonate with the Workers Group, which is the official body of Friends of Jesus Fellowship and does all the discernment for FOJF. As to people who attend the Gatherings, we are interested in drawing…"
4th month 7, 2015
Bill Samuel replied to Stacey's discussion 'Easter and Quakers'
"Well, there certainly is a Biblical basis for the resurrection, and it certainly merits celebration. If I'm a Quaker anymore, I'm a charismatic, liturgical Quaker. So this Holy Week, at the church (non-pastoral) I attend, there was a lot…"
4th month 5, 2015

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About Me
I was a Quaker for about 4 decades - longtime member of a liberal meeting while also an affiliate member of a Conservative meeting. Dropped my membership in Friends and joined Cedar Ridge Community Church in 2005. In 2013, I joined Friends of Jesus - DC Metro Area, an independent Christian Quaker group, while retaining my membership in Cedar Ridge. I was interested in Christian renewal among Friends, and in cross-fertilization between Friends and the Emerging Church movement. I became active not only locally but in Friends of Jesus Fellowship nationally, serving on the Workers Group and active in our twice-yearly Gatherings. I have now left Cedar Ridge, and in the absence of regular Friends of Jesus activities locally, have become a Congregational Member of Dayspring Church. one of the Church of the Saviour faith communities. Dayspring is non-pastoral and uses Quaker business process. I also run QuakerInfo.com.
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http://blog.billsamuel.net/
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Bill Samuel's Blog

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama, Christmas 2010

Posted on 12th mo. 25, 2010 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Merry Christmas, Mr. President, to you and your lovely family.



In your Christmas radio message you said, "many are fighting halfway around the globe – in hopes that someday, our children and grandchildren won’t have to." I believe that you were sincere in saying that, but I ask you to look at that statement in light of the facts of history.



Many of your predecessors said the same thing with respect to the wars they were fighting. People on both sides of every war seem to say… Continue

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