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Instructions for right spelling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cris Fugate 15 hours ago. 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. 3 Replies

I have picked up a new…Continue

Tags: Books, Philosophy, Quakerism

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

Tags: Soteriology, Barclay, Robert, Quakers, Early

 

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Cris Fugate replied to David McKay's discussion 'Instructions for right spelling'
"I didn't read it, but it can be found on Amazon. The full title is "Instructions for right spelling, and plain directions for reading and writing true English." Clicking on the Author lead to other books about George Fox."
15 hours ago
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"Fair enough. But your word "true" is a little absolute for me in this instance. The authority of the story for me is less about its historical accuracy then its witness to a God who saves us in part to gathering us into community and…"
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David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"The two path doctrine when the options are clear works just fine. However, if as an incentive to follow the authors agenda we are given simplified choices when the situation is actually quite murky — this is less than helpful. There is little…"
yesterday
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"Casablanca is a simplified model for occupied France packaged for consumption in the United States. It explores the consequences of noninvolvement in World War 2 by depicting the outcomes of various responses to the kind of universalizing violence…"
7th day (Sat)
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"I think you may be overselling the point. I always use the film Casablanca as my model of Israel. An Arabic city conquered and re-re-conquered. You have partisans (of varying stripes), collaborators, demoralized pragmatists, idealists, and most…"
6th day (Fri)
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"Read the story of David & Nathan in the scriptures (2Samuel 12). It would seem the authors of scripture agree with you -- and advise putting yourself in the sandals of the character you dislike the most! George Fox would seem to have had a…"
4th day (Wed)
David McKay commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'The Cross in Quaker Faith'
"My own understanding of the early Quaker/Fox phrase "inner cross" is that we are to crucify self-will. That of course puts Fox in the same living stream at the Theologia Germanica. This is something Rufus Jones was quite happy with —…"
4th month 17
David McKay commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'The Cross in Quaker Faith'
"Not so sure about that one. Not having creeds could come from a number of places. It may have been viewed a son of those "dead forms" we were called to come off from.  It may have been seen as not contributing to the truth-seeking to…"
4th month 17
David McKay liked Patricia Dallmann's blog post The Cross in Quaker Faith
4th month 14
David McKay liked Glenn Morison's blog post No man is an island
4th month 9
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'A chain is only as strong as its weakest link'
"Video on weak links and social networks:  https://youtu.be/2rzxAyY7D7k"
4th month 7
David McKay posted a discussion

Instructions for right spelling

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 badly scanned copy on the internet and been looking at it again for the first time in probably 25 years.Does anyone know anything about the provenance of this book? Is this really the George Fox? I'm curious to understand the background the intended audience purposes. And what may have occasioned its…See More
4th month 7
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'A chain is only as strong as its weakest link'
"In social network theory, the term "weak link" has taken on different connotations. A "strong link" represents our social connections that are regular and committed. A "weak link" represents more tenuous relations…"
4th month 7
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?"
3rd month 23
David McKay liked Sarah Spencer's group Online Quaker Studies
3rd month 23
David McKay liked QuakerQuaker's group Conservative Friends
3rd month 23

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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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James C Schultz replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'What is Quaker Worship: Spirit Possession, Meditation, Cognition or Imagination?' in the group Liberal Quakers
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"Meditation is not about stopping your thoughts, just objective thoughts. That way you can directly…"
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Cris Fugate replied to Howard Brod's discussion 'Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas' in the group Liberal Quakers
"Infants do not comprehend things, they say "that that". This is similar to…"
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Cris Fugate replied to David McKay's discussion 'Instructions for right spelling'
"I didn't read it, but it can be found on Amazon. The full title is "Instructions for…"
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"I don't get the meaning of "a God." If we talk about "God as-is", then we…"
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David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Paddle your own canoe'
"Fair enough. But your word "true" is a little absolute for me in this instance. The…"
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