Marcia P Roberts
  • Santa Rosa, Ca
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Marcia P Roberts replied to N. Jeanne Burns's discussion 'Quote Game' in the group Diversity (Race, Class, Gender, etc.)
"This information and follow up posts from Isabel Penrath answer so many questions. Quaker history bears examination in terms of its treatment of Blacks and other People of Color.  Shame on those who claim superiority in their "right…"
1st month 19
Kirby Urner commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"Methinks "mental illness" (vs. "physical illness" -- hard to part them) is underused in Christian discourse, where we tend to prefer the word "sin". Then we get judgemental, as the word "sin" triggers images…"
1st month 18
Marcia P Roberts replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Thank you Forrest, for your suggestion that what we need may be less "belief" than trust. That helps me."
12th month 14, 2020
Marcia P Roberts replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Forrest, your discussions and questions are timely, especially for us where as a silent Meeting we sit in the expectation that God will speak, and yet some in our Meeting say they are nontheist and some even declare they are atheist. Seemingly…"
12th month 13, 2020
Marcia P Roberts commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Redemption in John 11'
"Directions to the Panting Soul discuss the need to rest under the yoke, and listen only to the power in the light of the gospel."
11th month 23, 2020
Marcia P Roberts commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Redemption in John 11'
"This outline of your proposed essay on the final stage of the process of redemption intrigues me.  In speaking of the conditions of inward death and inward resurrection, it reminds me of Isaac Pennington's cry for the comfort to his…"
11th month 23, 2020
Marcia P Roberts left a comment for William F Rushby
"Hi William,  Thanks for the article on Wilburite Meetings for Worship, which read in snatches over time, and now need to reread before commenting.  You give plenty of food for thought and more to ponder."
11th month 23, 2020
Marcia P Roberts left a comment for Nancy ford
"Thanks Nancy. Are you interested in sewing? I have been making Quuaker bonnets for servers at Friends House Quaker tea.  We had to cancel the tea for this year due to covid. Marcia, Santa Rosa,CA,  Redwood Forest Friends Meeting"
11th month 23, 2020
Marcia P Roberts replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
"I am curious to know what rituals Conservative Friends hold dear, William, when you talk about "ritual flattening."  Perhaps I am a Liberal Quaker because I do not like "ritual". I found it disturbing even to the extent it…"
9th month 2, 2020
Marcia P Roberts left a comment for William F Rushby
"William, Thanks for the idea. I'd be happy to read what you have been writing. Marcia"
8th month 21, 2020
William F Rushby left a comment for Marcia P Roberts
"|Marcia: We really never did finish our dialogue!  But our discussion stimulated my thinking about the spoken ministry.  I would like to send you my paper on "Wilburite Quaker Worship: A Ritual Analysis" (not for circulation)…"
8th month 21, 2020
Marcia P Roberts commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"William, Keith: Thank you for your words, which strengthen me and comfort me in this struggle. In Friendship, Marcia"
7th month 28, 2020
Keith Saylor commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"Marcia, I share your struggle with the power of the reflective process in matters of human relationships and interactions. When relating to people in the power of reflective thought, the power of the immanent presence of the spirit of Jesus Christ…"
7th month 28, 2020
William F Rushby commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"Marcia: Sorry I didn't proofread my spelling of your name!"
7th month 27, 2020
William F Rushby commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"Marica: Don't take it personally!  The mind plays tricks on all of us.  I have yet to respond to your challenging comments but don't want to cut off the interesting dialogue before it plays itself out!"
7th month 27, 2020
Marcia P Roberts commented on Marcia P Roberts's blog post 'No respector of persons'
"Your comments, Keith, and the follow-up comment of William, both touched a chord. You describe my dilemma perfectly.  How I struggle with judgement! Tolerance might be easier."
7th month 27, 2020

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No respector of persons

Posted on 7th mo. 26, 2020 at 9:00pm 8 Comments

 "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great;... for the judgement is God's" Deutoronomy 1:17.  George Fox paraphrased this passage when stating his belief that the respect shown to persons of status by tipping the hat, or using forms of address appropriate to persons according to their status, was anaethema to God. "Moreover, when the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low; and I was…

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At 4:45pm on 8th mo. 21, 2020, William F Rushby said…

|Marcia: We really never did finish our dialogue!  But our discussion stimulated my thinking about the spoken ministry.  I would like to send you my paper on "Wilburite Quaker Worship: A Ritual Analysis" (not for circulation) when I get it "finished"???  My wife complained that I keep wanting to revise my papers, even after they get published!  

  

At 12:07pm on 7th mo. 3, 2020, Mike Shell said…

Friend Marcia. I don't visit QuakerQuaker much at present, but thanks for "friending" me.

Blessings, Mike

At 1:44pm on 6th mo. 16, 2020, Laura B Unata said…

thank you for the information!

 
 
 

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