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Instructions for right spelling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cris Fugate 4th month 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Years ago I ran across a curious book in a university library. It was entitled "Instructions for Right Spelling" and was purportedly authored by George Fox and Ellis Hook. I recently ran across a…Continue

Open to New Light

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 2nd month 21, 2017. 3 Replies

I have picked up a new…Continue

Tags: Books, Philosophy, Quakerism

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Started 2nd month 15, 2017 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, 2017. 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

Tags: Soteriology, Barclay, Robert, Quakers, Early

 

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David McKay replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'No Quakers, Only Quakerism'
"I would commend to you a lovely but also quite astute pamphlet called "Meeting" by Deborah Haight where she begins with the distinction between going to meeting and being a meeting and works out some implications of that while also talking…"
3rd month 14
David McKay liked Kirby Urner's discussion No Quakers, Only Quakerism
3rd month 14
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'God Loves Us, and We've Broken the Earth'
"I think if we can avoid going all out nuclear as we leave, the earth will manage to mend the damage. But the human species has lived down to my expectations in the past."
3rd month 4
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'To all that would know the way to the Kingdom, whether they be in Forms, Without Forms, or Got above all Forms.'
"Thank you for creating an epub version so I could post it to my ereader."
3rd month 3
David McKay liked Mike Shell's blog post Sa’ed Atshan: On the Quaker practice of embracing conflict
2nd month 11
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'The Life itself in itself guides relationships and interactions'
"What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)"
1st month 10
David McKay commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'A Review of Traditional Quaker Christianity'
"I'm coming a little late to this discussion: I've just uploaded this book to my e-reader and have read the first chapter. Thanks to Patricia for her review."
1st month 1
David McKay commented on David Timothy Holdsworth's blog post 'The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth: Book Review'
"If God wanted us to read a harmonized gospel why give us four gospels? We want it simple. The wise men and the shepherds mingling at the stable. Scripture doesn't give us that. For Matthew and Luke, Mark was not enough. We can see how they…"
12th month 19, 2017
David Timothy Holdsworth liked David McKay's blog post 100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers
12th month 14, 2017
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'The Politics of God'
"By all means seek light where and while it may be found. In the Quran and elsewhere.  Funny though how the word "ignorant" inevitably privileges our own practice at the expense of someone else's. "
12th month 2, 2017
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Not with-it enough to speak to "we just don't care if you think in terms of a Trinity or whatever." I have head that George Fox conflated Christ and the Holy Spirit somewhat. Cannot think of anything to heavily Trinitarian in Barclay.…"
11th month 20, 2017
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello James-- I do not think George Fox would own your interpretation. I viewed the Light as primary and the scripture as confirmatory not the other way round. Having said that, by the time he had his first opening he was already immersed in…"
11th month 19, 2017
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"I think it is a mistake — especially for communities that place value on ongoing revelation — to presume that the first flowering of the movement is by definition the "True Faith". Liberal Christianity for example, tends to…"
11th month 19, 2017
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'The Pope and the Primacy of the Conscience'
"The importance of conscience has always been a part of the Catholic faith/doctrine (but not always the practice). I nun I met (admittedly somewhat left leaning) advised me when a Catholic priest baptizes a child, he baptizes her into the faith of…"
11th month 13, 2017
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Does God Want Us to Be Other Than We Are?'
"Works for me."
11th month 11, 2017
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Does God Want Us to Be Other Than We Are?'
"Not visited too many churches lately have you? :)"
11th month 10, 2017

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100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers

Posted on 10th mo. 22, 2017 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

2 Timothy 3:5

Jeremiah 31:33

Acts 26:18

2 Corinthians 4:6

Romans 2:29

Romans 10:8

Colossians 1:27

Romans 1:19

Romans 1:16

2 Corinthians 3:6

Ephesians 6:12

Ephesians 4:13

1 Corinthians 15:47

Deuteronomy 30:14

2 Corinthians 13:5

2 Corinthians 4:4

1 Thessalonians 5:19

2 Timothy 1:10

Romans 8:2

Colossians 3:10

2 Corinthians 10:4

Joel 2:28

Galatians 1:16

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A Tale of Two Television Shows

Posted on 10th mo. 22, 2017 at 9:22pm 0 Comments

This afternoon we watched a rerun of a retrospective — Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now? Oprah interviewed the widowed husband of a young woman who decided to move to Oregon so she could take advantage of the assisted dying legislation there. She was living with inoperable brain tumors.

This evening we watched a documentary on CBC about a young man with cystic fibrosis. He and his friends run a weekly podcast at of Halifax where they discuss the granular minutia of living in this…

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Quaker Bible Index Top 100 List: Number 3

Posted on 10th mo. 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 9 Comments

I am working with a document purporting to list the 100 most frequently cited Bible verses in the writings of early Quakers compiled from the Quaker Bible Index. The text below is third on the list. I have provided the AV-1611 (commonly called the KJV)  as that would likely be how Fox and the first Friends heard this passage, and a more modern one (in this case the NRSV). …

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Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God

Posted on 7th mo. 1, 2017 at 12:08pm 3 Comments

SO I turned to this book because I’m one of those peculiar people who read early Quaker tracts and I was looking for theological and historical context in which to understand what I was reading. This book delivers. I now have a better appreciation of how what is going on in the texts I am reading may be quite different depending on whether they were written in the interregnum or the restoration.…

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