Nathan Swift
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Linda J. Wilk replied to Nathan Swift's discussion 'planned/organic sense of community' in the group Community
"Hello Friend! Our meeting has also done a number of community building activities. Starting with Friendly 8s, we evolved into Friendly Circles, Circles of Trust (smaller more intimate sharing), Friends and the Arts, a Seekers group for those wanting…"
11th month 8, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
"I'm not well qualified to answer, but will do the best I can. No movement of the Spirit exists in isolation and there will be a trail of pioneers expressing the same or very similar thoughts. If anything, I think the Emerging Church differs in…"
6th month 8, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
""My question is two-fold: If it is not dogmatic, exclusive and doctrine driven, what is there to attract Christians to the group? Secondly, what happens when you attract Christians who want to make the group dogmatic, exclusive and…"
6th month 7, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
""Still not partial to the thing as a whole, but that's just me. " No, you would not be; it is after all, still Christian. The point is that it is not the dogmatic, exclusive, doctrine driven Christianity you are used to and seem to…"
6th month 7, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
"My impression is that it is primarily "Evangelical" leaders, though I have talked to a few mainstream protestant pastors who echoed the thoughts. You might be interested in…"
6th month 6, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
"Aha! Maybe we are coming at the communication problem. I see the "emergent church" as arriving at a quite different "place" from "most protestant groups," so I guess I have to ask what you see as "that place?"…"
6th month 6, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
"Mystery, check again; you seem to have missed the point of "emergent church" versus "mega churches.""
6th month 6, 2009
Nathan Swift commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Why call yourself a Quaker? Why go to a Quaker Meeting House building?'
"My sense is that "post modern" is less about denying an objective center than it is about saying that it ain't so easy to be sure you ARE in the center. For that reason creeds and dogmas and doctrines would be held much more loosely…"
6th month 5, 2009

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At 11:38pm on 3rd mo. 25, 2009, Martin Kelley said…
The title came from Wess's blog, you'll have to ask him what it means (I should have customized it/shortened it though, doing that now).
At 2:02pm on 1st mo. 29, 2009, James Riemermann said…
Thanks for your very kind welcome, Nathan.

I've been slow to sign up here as a member, because I'm really not in line with the stated philosophical underpinnings of the site ("Quaker Christian renewal in the manner of convergent Friends"). But this forum does seem to be emerging as a gathering place for lively and broad-based Quaker conversation, along with Bill Samuel's forum at quakerinfo.com.
 
 
 

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