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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

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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

Tags: Soteriology, Barclay, Robert, Quakers, Early

 

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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…"
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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
David McKay commented on Glenn Morison's blog post 'Death'
"Can't say I have any personal recollections of what it's like on "the other side". Not being a Neoplatonist I find it difficult to imagine what it would mean for anything of me to survive the death of my body. And if something…"
4th month 29
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."
4th month 23
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…"
4th month 22
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…"
4th month 22
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…"
4th month 21
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…"
4th month 20
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 month 18
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

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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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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...

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