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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 (to me) book — or rather I have downloaded it onto my e-reader.It is…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 Mike Shell's discussion 'Friends, What canst thou say?'
"Haven't heard about Carse in a lo-ong time! Have you read Finite and Infinite Games? It's amazing."
11th month 16, 2018
David McKay replied to Mike Shell's discussion 'Friends, What canst thou say?'
"Of course:  once we start having the conversation about what Quaker-ism is we start participating in a belief system. This includes statements like: it is a way (a set of practices) and not an -ism. IMHO this is less about whether we have/are a…"
11th month 15, 2018
David McKay commented on Howard Brod's blog post 'The Earliest Quakers and Liberal Quakerism'
"Thank you for the clarification. I do follow the contemplatives as much as I can (I lack their discipline). But I tend to avoid the term "mysticism" simply because it is so loaded. I agree. Quakers can be as much addicted to dead forms as…"
10th month 13, 2018
David McKay commented on Howard Brod's blog post 'The Earliest Quakers and Liberal Quakerism'
"I usually grimace when a response to somebody's offering is to quibble about words. I'm about to quibble about words. :) The word "mystical" implies (for me) and encounter that is largely ineffable. That is to say: it is about…"
10th month 13, 2018
David McKay commented on Mike Shell's blog post 'Rescuing Romans 13:1-7 – How do we answer authoritarian use of these words?'
"Just cross-posted this my comment to the blog post at Universalist Friends. I have added some book references. Cullmann I don't have in my library but others cite it."
7th month 3, 2018
David McKay commented on Mike Shell's blog post 'Rescuing Romans 13:1-7 – How do we answer authoritarian use of these words?'
"It is by no means clear to me that the "supreme authorities" from Romans 13:1 is referring to civil authorities. A lot of work was done in the 20th century on powers and principalities theology. And there's a range of interpretations.…"
7th month 2, 2018
David McKay commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'New essay at Abiding Quaker: The Tongues Declare'
"Besides. TS Elliot was an amazing poet."
5th month 26, 2018
David McKay liked Patricia Dallmann's blog post New essay at Abiding Quaker: The Tongues Declare
5th month 26, 2018
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, 2018
David McKay liked Kirby Urner's discussion No Quakers, Only Quakerism
3rd month 14, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
David McKay liked Mike Shell's blog post Sa’ed Atshan: On the Quaker practice of embracing conflict
2nd month 11, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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

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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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