Brian Martin
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Forrest Curo commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'On Quaker outreach, preliminary thoughts.'
"The BeliefNet test seemed to be mainly a series of superficial political questions -- which does suggest that people are more concerned with their politics than their religion these days. (This may have always been the case, disguised by a tendency…"
5th month 9, 2017
Sonja Darai liked Brian Martin's blog post On Quaker outreach, preliminary thoughts.
12th month 24, 2013
Jay Thatcher commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'Reflections on the 6th World Conference of Friends'
"Brian Thank you so very much for a plain spoken and personal account of the World Conference.  This is the first I have read that acknowledges the conflict within each Friend and among Friends.  When we are able as a body to recognize the…"
6th month 29, 2012
Brian Martin posted a blog post

Reflections on the 6th World Conference of Friends

Reflections on the 6th World Conference of FriendsBefore anything else, I wish to say thank you- to God, to my family, to my F/friends, to Teri for working with me to get the time off to make this journey, to Beatrice for giving me a wonderful tour of Nairobi, to our driver John for giving us an awesome tour of Lake Nakuru National Park, to the conference organizers who spent so much time and effort organizing such a huge event, and to all who I met in Kenya who showed such love and…See More
6th month 22, 2012
Brian Martin replied to Barbara Smith's discussion 'Why Light of Christ and not just the Light?' in the group Christianity
"Hi, I find this extremely interesting, and I wish to share about some of my spiritual transformations. I come from a background that was fairly anti-christian. Both of my parents had negative experiences with Christianity, and as I became an adult,…"
3rd month 21, 2012
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Christianity

Discussions on the Quaker understanding of Christianity and our relations with the Christian world. Tag: christianity
3rd month 21, 2012
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Carnival: First Stories aka How'd You Come to Friends?

QuakerQuaker Carnival, 6/1: This month let's share our coming-to-Friends stories.Tag in Delicious as "quaker.firststories" or post to comments below See More
10th month 23, 2011
Brian Martin commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Real Thing'
"Karen and Stephanie, thank you for your further insight on this, it has given a new opening to me, for which I am very happy :-)"
7th month 23, 2011
Brian Martin commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Real Thing'
"Thank you for this post. As a Friend who as recently been led to learn about and understand Jesus, I appreciate reading about Jesus from the Quaker perspective.   So my problem with the atonement idea is basically that it suggests a God that I…"
7th month 19, 2011
Brian Martin commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"Wow, Thanks Matthew (and Martin). One of my central concerns which now just occurred to me is that sometimes those who have a very high emphasis on the peace testimony do not demonstrate peace within their own lives. I have a cousin (non-quaker) who…"
12th month 12, 2010
Rickey D. Whetstone commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"Forrest   Jesus was arrested because he healed sick people on the holy day of rest.  And   Jesus taught people about God in the temple area.   Remember the Roman leader found no problem in the life of Jesus.   The old…"
12th month 12, 2010
Matthew S. commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"This is a quote I love from Martin Kelley:   "But for all of their contemporary centrality to Quakerism, the testimonies are only second-hand outward forms. They are not to be worshipped in and of themselves. Modern Friends come…"
12th month 11, 2010
Forrest Curo commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"Why did Jesus get arrested? His protests presumably frightened a great many people who wanted to preserve an extremely non-peaceful social order, one in which they enjoyed their position of personal safety at the expense of other people's…"
12th month 10, 2010
Rickey D. Whetstone commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"Richard Why are  many Quakers arrested . . .  while protesting  . . .  if they are driven to do peaceful things?   "
12th month 10, 2010
Richard B. Miller commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"I think you are bothered because you are interpreting the peace testimony as a philosophy rather than as testimony.   Testimonies arise from our experience not our thinking.  Especially not our rational thinking about what…"
12th month 10, 2010
Rickey D. Whetstone commented on Brian Martin's blog post 'My Conflict with the Peace Testimony'
"Brian I forgot to write . . . Jesus explains the parable in verses 37 to 43. Yes Brian . . . you are correct . . . the answer is . . . listen to the voice of God. When we desire only the voice of God . . . we will be on the correct path to eternal…"
12th month 9, 2010

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Reflections on the 6th World Conference of Friends

Posted on 6th mo. 22, 2012 at 3:35pm 1 Comment

Reflections on the 6th World Conference of Friends





Before anything else, I wish to say thank you- to God, to my family, to my F/friends, to Teri for working with me to get the time off to make this journey, to Beatrice for giving me a wonderful tour of Nairobi, to our driver John for giving us an awesome tour of Lake Nakuru National Park, to the conference organizers who spent so…

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My Conflict with the Peace Testimony

Posted on 12th mo. 6, 2010 at 12:56am 11 Comments

A few months ago, as I went about exploring the Quaker blogosphere for the first time, I came across an blog post written by a Friend on what I think was on the quakerquaker.org website (I cannot seem to find it now). In it, she states something like this: “The peace testimony is not one of the Quaker testimonies, it is the Quaker testimony” (my emphasis). Lately, I've also been reading some articles lately about the general…

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On Quaker outreach, preliminary thoughts.

Posted on 10th mo. 23, 2010 at 5:30pm 6 Comments

Before continuing reading this article, go to this youtube video. I've been a fan of The Onion News Network for a while now, they really do provide some good social and political satire. I do really love satire, because it is a superficial untruth that speaks to a deeper truth. Okay, so now that you've had a good laugh, go to the last few seconds of the video, and watch…

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