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Open to New Light

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 2nd month 21. 3 Replies

I have picked up a new…Continue

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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Started 2nd month 15 0 Replies

The Divine action continues to write in the hearts of men the work begun by the holy Scriptures, but the characters made use of in this writing will not be visible till the day of…Continue

Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 2nd month 14. 19 Replies

As many as resist not this Light, but receive the same, it becomes in them a holy, pure, and spiritual birth, bringing forth holiness, righteousness, purity, and all those other blessed fruits, which…Continue

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David McKay replied to Sarah Spencer's discussion 'What's your experience of Quaker learning online?' in the group Online Quaker Studies
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I'm reminded of how truly all this conversation is. I remember talking over tea after meeting in the early 80s and covering pretty much all of the same points from this thread. And it isn't one of those conversations the changes anything…"
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I believe the word "tolerate" comes from the Latin word meaning to "endure" and entered the English language with the specific sense of — enduring pain or discomfort. Most the people who throw the word tolerance around as…"
3rd month 18
David McKay replied to Daniel Wilcox's discussion 'Why I Strongly Disagree with Micah Bales' article that all humans are "depraved"'
"I take the term "brother of the Lord" to be quite literal — so I'm quite comfortable with James being the brother of the Lord and not the cousin/kinsman. I had not heard the notion that the letter of James predates any of…"
2nd month 25
David McKay replied to Daniel Wilcox's discussion 'Why I Strongly Disagree with Micah Bales' article that all humans are "depraved"'
"Hullo Cris — A lot to unpack there. Not sure that "Lucifer" is the biblical name. "Satan" from the Hebrew "h'satan" meaning adversary is the term I think it's more common in the Bible. The reference to…"
2nd month 25
David McKay replied to Daniel Wilcox's discussion 'Why I Strongly Disagree with Micah Bales' article that all humans are "depraved"'
"Thank you Keith. For the first time I feel I have a sense of where you're coming from. Some of your uses of language has puzzled me in the past and I did not understand what you are trying to say. The very Quakers that you name as the ones…"
2nd month 20
David McKay replied to Daniel Wilcox's discussion 'Why I Strongly Disagree with Micah Bales' article that all humans are "depraved"'
"An interesting observation Forrest. You are likely right — though I might qualify it a bit as I don't think it's the whole story. Of course, in the spirit of Jesus direction regarding dust motes and log beams, the next obvious…"
2nd month 15
David McKay replied to Daniel Wilcox's discussion 'Why I Strongly Disagree with Micah Bales' article that all humans are "depraved"'
"There is actually very little need for you to be sorry that I "must deal with a disability". I acquired the disability in utero — so really have very little experience of not being disabled. And in fact people have a better than…"
2nd month 15
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Abandonment to Divine Providence

The Divine action continues to write in the hearts of men the work begun by the holy Scriptures, but the characters made use of in this writing will not be visible till the day of judgment.[Jean-Pierre de Caussade]See More
2nd month 15
James C Schultz replied to David McKay's discussion 'Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification'
"Fervency is essential in life as well as in prayer (Jas_5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. )  Life itself is in some…"
2nd month 14
Forrest Curo replied to David McKay's discussion 'Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification'
"What I left out in my last reply: This world is supposed to become "as it is in Heaven."We're supposed to pray for that; and when we pray for what God intends, it won't be in vain. That is, it's about learning to love people…"
2nd month 14
David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'Common Sense'
"I must admit I've never tried this practice. I've always found the stories of scripture more interesting than the aphorisms. But it may be helpful at some point. Your decision to add a scripture to your letterhead as a witness and how the…"
2nd month 13
James C Schultz replied to David McKay's discussion 'Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification'
"I'm beginning to enjoy this. What Forest says is right on: "What it's really good for is:  sending us lots of nasty challenges useful for grinding off our human rough edges" It's not about evil and good. …"
2nd month 12
David McKay replied to David McKay's discussion 'Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification'
"And if all we are seeking by moving onto the next level is to avoid the suffering of this level? Then we haven't learned the lesson needed to move on (says your Buddhist/Hindu friends)."
2nd month 12

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early Quaker grammar

Posted on 8th mo. 14, 2016 at 9:00am 6 Comments

I find myself working with a George Fox tract, "To All That Would Know the Way to the Kingdom" (p 15 GF Works, volume 4).

Parked in the very first paragraph we find three (3) direct citations of scripture:  John 3:3-8, Revelation 1:9 & Colossians 1:13. Here's something that jumps out at me: he introduces the gospel passage with "Christ saith" but Revelation with "John the divine said" and Colossians with "the apostle said". "Said" is universal past tense of "to say" but "saith"…

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I would seem to be returning to blogging...

Posted on 5th mo. 21, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I have been actively absent from the blogosphere for some time now. Back in the ancient of days I had a quite sustained blog presence. I have from time to time returned to blogging but each time I have faltered and left again.

I think a big part of this is my awareness of how very public the space is with a very narrow audience. Blogs take a while to take off and most do not cultivate a massive following. Meanwhile what you say and do here is publicly accessible. My attempts to do a…

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Convergent Model of Renewal

Posted on 4th mo. 24, 2016 at 9:28pm 2 Comments

I have been reading an e-book called "Convergent Model of Renewal".

As I understand it thus far, the future of Quakerism is a kind of hybrid of Episcopalian, liberation theologian and furry cosplayer.

Mind you, this is probably the most hopeful suggestion I have heard in years...

Receive the Holy Spirit

Posted on 4th mo. 3, 2016 at 9:30am 1 Comment

I will be playing the hireling minister at our local United Church this morning. So for those who object to prepared sermons I apologize now. I'm posting the text in part because I think it speaks to the character of our religious experiences somewhat and so may be of interest to some.

Now our Bibles are whole libraries of stories stretching across thousands of years of storytelling and seasoned liberally with poems, and laws, regulations and promises. But in case you…

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David McKay replied to Sarah Spencer's discussion 'What's your experience of Quaker learning online?' in the group Online Quaker Studies
"Is QuakerStudies.org still alive?"
yesterday
David McKay liked Sarah Spencer's group Online Quaker Studies
yesterday
David McKay liked QuakerQuaker's group Conservative Friends
yesterday
Forrest Curo replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'Why Would They Want to Come?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"Howard, clearly there was a strong mystical center to Jesus' Messages. Equally clearly, they…"
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Howard Brod replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'Why Would They Want to Come?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"Thank you Scott for putting into words the truth about our spiritual tradition that perhaps most of…"
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Forrest Curo replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'Why Would They Want to Come?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"I've heard the "Those people don't like this kind of worship!" argument raised…"
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Tom Smith replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'Why Would They Want to Come?' in the group Liberal Quakers
"As an "introverted intuitive" (INTJ) I identify with many of these comments. However, I…"
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