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A few months ago, Max Carter asked a handful of Guilford College alumni to write essays on this query: "What are you doing now and how does it relate to your time in the Quaker Leadership Scholars…Continue

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Are Quakers Amish?

"Thank you, William. Your explanation clears up the matter for me, and I now see that the doctrine not only fits but is crucial to original theology. The verse that you quoted in 1st Peter strikes me as encapsulating the gospel account:…"
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"Hello, Patricia! I lost my reply, but will try to reconstruct it. Wikipedia's essay on assurance of salvation states: "Assurance is a Protestant Christian doctrine that states that the inner witness of the Holy Spirit allows the justified…"
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"Hi William. Would you explain the doctrine "assurance of salvation" and Conservative Friends position on it? I've never come across this doctrine, but the sense of the words themselves doesn't fit with original theology of…"
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"Two comments:  There are many varieties of Amish.  They do not all see things alike, any more than Friends do. To illustrate, "assurance of salvation" is accepted as doctrine by the New Order Amish, but not generally by…"
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"You're a Quaker? You mean, like, Amish?" It's something every Quaker has heard. Max Carter, professor of Quaker religion studies at Guilford College, tells ...
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The Quaker Practice of Surrendering the Self-Will

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When these four Earlham College students were standing in line for hot dogs, one of them cracked a joke about something being a "Quaker Problem". Little did ...
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"Another amusing reference (television--not film) concerns the character once played by (sadly deceased) Phil Harman, the cartoon television announcer on the Simpsons. The character's resume includes playing a role in the film,…"
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"I found these short video excerpts very amusing.  In general, I think the Friends have been replaced by the Amish in the popular imagination."
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""Down to the Sea in Ships" - great film! Not much in the way of dialogue, having been made in 1922, but lots of romance and whaling. What's not to love?!"
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At 10:06pm on 9th mo. 29, 2010, Lola Georg said…
Jon - I love this video from Pendle Hill:
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Great to see you here! It is funny as I assumed you were a member long ago!
 
 
 

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