"Hello, Rodney Pharris! After having lived most of my adult life among Mennonites, my impression is (in comparison) that the Society of Friends does not have many outstanding Bible scholars. Reducing reflections on the Bible…"
"Brian Drayton, ( _On Living With a Concern for Gospel Ministry_):
"...We are often unsure of what the gospel is, and whether it should be preached, or its life encouraged; and we have a constricted view of what it may…"
"There is an old story — not entirely sure if it was true — that a judge some time back in the 70s or 80s, when ruling on an obscenity case, commented, "I may not be able to define obscenity/pornography, but I sure enough know it…"
"Now & then I'm pretty sure I killed it, being all things to all people in a way that generally ticked them off.
I've got one old friend who (irrately) tells me he "can't take the Bible seriously enough to joke about it"…"
"I don't know, Forrest. The Friendly Kwakersaurus Bible Study had a fairly good run. It just seemed to lose something over time. Maybe the trick is to do it for short periods then move on to other stuff. What matters is that we are centred…"
"What probably derails online Bible studies is probably the unavoidable tendency to think of "what the Bible means" in terms of whichever traditions, ideas, methods each person has been given to help learn whatever he has from it. It's…"
"Hello Stephanie!I think that thee and me came to Quakers about the same time and self identify in similar ways. Though I have been absent from the Quaker soup for some time now.
Given that this group is about Friends in the Bible the most likely…"
Sometimes editors just leave out the "Jr." I did write that 1954 article on "Which Way Peace?"
My "senior" was Thompson V. Palmer, a Quaker botanist, nurseryman, and landscape gardener -- with the greenest thumb ever, a strong interest in consumer co-ops, and not the faintest interest in theology!