Jay Thatcher
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Jay Thatcher replied to Scott Martin's discussion 'Some Thoughts on Meeting Committee Structure' in the group Liberal Quakers
"About a decade ago, my Friends Meeting faced this question.  The Nominating Committee and the Ministry & Oversight Committee met jointly, appointed a small group of Friends to make a proposal, then gave it a try, revising it over the…"
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James C Schultz commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"I beg to differ.  It's all there.  Sometimes in code and sometimes in plain sight.  Check out Revelations 12 and then google Sept. 23/Revelations 12.  You'll love it.   The Late Great Planet Earth was the…"
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Kirby Urner commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"Deprived of the Old Testament "God's eye view" that gives us God's perspective, we're thrown back more on our own devices with the present day prophets.  Is Richard Stallman correct that GPLv3 is the way to go? Linus…"
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Kirby Urner commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"Deprived of the Old Testament "God's eye view" that gives us God's perspective, we're thrown back more on our own devices with the present day prophets.  Is Richard Stallman correct that GPLv3 is the way to go? Linus…"
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James C Schultz commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"I do like that story but ending up in prison is pretty common for God's prophets.  Unfortunately for some like John the Baptist it doesn't end there."
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Forrest Curo commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"Couple things about that story in Kings: Differing political loyalties divide the two prophets involved. They are not apolitical; they are fully human beings with a strong disagreement between them. The prophet who tells his opponent that (contrary…"
2nd month 20
James C Schultz commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Prophets on the Field of Play'
"Jay: Knowing the prophet and his history helps.  The problem is the gift or call can rest on anyone.  The Old Testament Prophets, even Jesus himself, were not pleasing to the natural eye.  They were not big on dressing in the latest…"
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Prophets on the Field of Play

Posted on 2nd mo. 17, 2017 at 1:24pm 12 Comments

I wrote an article for Western Friend:  https://westernfriend.org/article/prophets-field-play

It's about my experiences as a sporting official and what I've learned from them.  Before you figure that sport and competition aren't part of your life, check out these passages: 

....printed rules are just a starting point. Each sport has its own web of tradition and culture that…

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Lessons from Jesus in the big city

Posted on 3rd mo. 21, 2016 at 5:07pm 6 Comments

Also posted at:  http://jtblog.lindajohansen.com/2016/03/21/lessons-from-jesus-coming-to-the-big-city/

For inspiration and learning, I read a page or two of devotional literature as I start my morning prayer time.  In early December, I usually read some prophet–Isaiah or Jeremiah.  Close to Christmas, I start a…

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Toward living water, worship, Spirit & Truth

Posted on 4th mo. 17, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

My devotional reading today was from John’s gospel.  Chapter four starts with Jesus meeting a woman at a well in a town in Samaria.  I actually read the notes in my study Bible this time.  They led me to this history of how the Jews came to disrespect Samaritans:

    ....every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made .... They also worshiped the Lord and appointed from among t…

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