"I attended a New City Friends' Meeting for the first time a dew weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised by the use of hymns before meeting for worship began, as I have missed them.
I've attended both liberal (FGC) meetings and…"
"I am drawn to the writings of early Friends, because they describe the sort of encounter with God that I have experienced. As for "primitive Christianity revived", both the Mormon churches and the Disciples of Christ have made similar…"
"In the third sentence, what did you mean by "Fox" the TV network or George Fox? I don't know of the program.
Perhaps, your colleagues would understand better if you were share a reflection on the Gospel story of Mary and…"
"I think I'm thinking along the same lines as Friend Gilbert, and I'll be adding the book to my reading list. While I remember some who claimed to have been entirely sanctified at some moment who's list of sins was blind to racism,…"
"The question of how best to deal with the evil -especially, great evil; was really struggled with by that generation which came of age in the age of progress, then lived through the war to end all wars only to be faced by the great depression and…"
"It seems to me a first step is not to demonize an enemy, to recognize that of God in everyone isn't looking for some grain, however tiny it might be, that is 'salvageable'. It is to recognize in each other we are fundamentally made in…"
"For me, Christ is emmanuel - God dwelling with us; a fulfillment of OT promise. It is through him that I can see God most clearly, including the Hebrew Scriptures. He is the lens through which I encounter the 'authentic' voice of God (I…"
"Forrest, you can get overwhelmed Googling "deotoligical intuitionism", I lean towards R.D. Ross's. It's deontological because there's something (usually more than one) that ought to be done. I believe there is an actually…"
"To take this in an entirely different way: The classic divide over does God command what is good, or does God's command make it good is a how many angels can dance on the head of a pin question. I have my ideas though.
Ethical systems though…"
"I listen and wait for that still small voice to speak to me or through me either directly or through others.
When I cannot settle I meditate on an episode in Scripture -God is not in the wind or the fire or the ceiling fan. Sometimes, it's…"
We meet at 7pm Thursdays at Detroit Friends Meetinghouse, 6227 W Fort St., Detroit MI 48209. Also we are experimenting with first Sundays of the month at 4pm at All Saints Neighborhood Center, 8300 Longworth, Detroit MI 48209.
I think we met once at Crossroads meeting. It sounds like you might enjoy a visit to our worship group here in Detroit, New City Friends. We are Christian, try to be missional and affirming, and probably fall in with your 'life story' above. Right now we meet every Thursday evening and once a month on Sunday afternoon. More info at http://newcityfriends.wordpress.com , we'd love to have you!
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