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How many Friends there once were!

Started this discussion. Last reply by William F Rushby 6th month 28, 2016. 12 Replies

This weekend I went to the gathering of the Wider Fellowship of Conservative Friends. It was held at Stillwater Monthly Meeting in Ohio Yearly Meeting. They have a beautiful and large meetinghouse.…Continue

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Mackenzie replied to Karl Vonderheyde's discussion '...plain?'
"I'm not sure "thought it was silly to have a dress code" is even  as specific as what she said. She called dressing alike "a silly, poor gospel." Gospel is good news. Compared to "Christ has victory over sin and…"
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Mackenzie replied to Karl Vonderheyde's discussion '...plain?'
"First, regarding the price of broadfalls: the point isn't merely to be cheap. If those are made by someone being paid appropriately instead of in a sweatshop, is that not more to the better? Second, the plain men Friends I know just wear any…"
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Quaker survey, beliefs into practice

Posted on 1st mo. 6, 2016 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

Hey folks,

Over on the Quakerism subreddit, a student showed up with a list of questions they needed to ask Quakers about our beliefs and how we put those beliefs into action. I suggested they make a form that could be shared around on here, Twitter, etc. since there are way more Quakers not-on-Reddit than on Reddit. They obliged. Here are their questions

Elias Hicks, reason/rationalism, and some atonement theory

Posted on 10th mo. 27, 2015 at 9:28pm 1 Comment

In response to this thread I looked up  a bunch of stuff in "Elias Hicks: Quaker Liberal" about Hicks and reason/rationalism, his influences, and how that influenced his theology, because I mentioned his use of reason being criticized in his life and was asked for sources. Here are selected excerpts . I'm only posting one of them in that thread. 

Some about…


Elias Hicks on what is required of a Christian

Posted on 10th mo. 22, 2015 at 10:51am 2 Comments

I recently got my own copy of "Elias Hicks: Quaker Liberal," a book I borrowed from my university's library but did not finish before graduating and returning the book.  On page 186, it says that the last page of Hicks' home journal finally answered a question both Friends and non-Friends frequently asked:  what is required of a Christian?  His answer has 3 parts.

  1. a real belief in God and Christ, as one undivided essence, known and believed in, inwardly…

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At 12:55am on 1st mo. 18, 2013, Hilda said…

Thank you so much for accepting my invitation! I look forward to being your friend and getting to know you better.

Thank thee kindly and blessings to thee!


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Thank thee for being our Friend and Friending us!

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At 10:08am on 7th mo. 14, 2011, Paula Deming said…

Dear MacKenzie,

Re Aikido:

In a recent discussion, you wrote,  "and then I lay you gently down."

Love it, love it. In my experience, God practices Aikido.  :)

Yours in the Light, Paula


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