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Instructions for right spelling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cris Fugate 4th month 23. 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

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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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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
"I've been bantering with you folks for long enough that I take for granted we all know that we are trying to talk about things that are forever a hair's breadth beyond the reach of our words. Everything we say is inscribed in metaphor,…"
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
"I'm skeptical of appeals to free will. I'm equally skeptical about claims based upon determinism/fatalism. I guess its my pragmatist roots -- we're free within limits and the area of our responsibility lies within those limits. I am…"
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
"What if Hell were a prison with unlocked doors and the only thing keeping us in chains was our own fear of walking into the presence of God?"
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David McKay liked Patricia Dallmann's blog post Called to Christ
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David McKay commented on David McKay's blog post 'Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God'
"The author of this book is well aware that the Gospel of John had an influence on first Friends. However the aspect of early friends that he wants to look at is the concept of the "Kingdom of God/Heaven". And that concept — at least…"
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Keith Saylor commented on David McKay's blog post 'Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God'
"Thank for for sharing this David. I have ordered it in hardcopy."
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Forrest Curo commented on David McKay's blog post 'Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God'
"Would you say, then, that there was a shift in emphasis from the Synoptics to 'John'?"
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David McKay commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'God Wills It: A Reevalution'
"I think the word "control" is a bit overstated for my taste. It seems to imply a puppetmaster God with strings attached to each event and person. And while I suppose that is possible I do not find it comforting. It also presents a deity…"
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David McKay posted a blog post

Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God

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.…See More
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David McKay replied to Sarah Kirby's discussion 'Are we using the word "Radical" Correctly?'
""Radical" has come to be used as a noun of late. In phrases like, "the protesters that disrupted the peace march were radicals." But I think at hearts the word is a modifier and so it's texture changes with the word it…"
6th month 25
David McKay commented on Ellis Hein's blog post 'True Christians: How Do You Know Them?'
"Friend Ellis, I would not stop you from speaking what God has given you to speak (nor Friend Keith for that matter either). I would counsel you both to mind the Light and to not outrun your Guide (note singular case).  You claim to speak what…"
5th month 30
David McKay commented on Ellis Hein's blog post 'True Christians: How Do You Know Them?'
"I'm sorry. I came fairly late to this conversation. And I made a campfire/marshmallow comment above hoping to alleviate the tension somewhat. So let's try this again. In my opinion and in my lived experience certainty is actually a…"
5th month 30
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Getting the Words Right

“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.”Ludwig Wittgenstein, On CertaintySee More
5th month 29
David McKay commented on Ellis Hein's blog post 'True Christians: How Do You Know Them?'
"Wow! So much fire and I forgot to bring the marshmallows!"
5th month 28
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Comedy equals tragedy plus time'
"If you can still laugh at it, it hasn't killed you yet."
5th month 13
David McKay liked Ellis Hein's blog post True Christians: How Do You Know Them?
5th month 13

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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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Getting the Words Right

Posted on 5th mo. 29, 2017 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty

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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"Theologians determined to find us all Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.  What I find in the Bible looks…"
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