"My Sabbath is always on Sunday and it's a day of rest. In fact, after a busy week this week of transporting my mother to two doctor's appointments, two physical therapy appointments, working late on Wednesday night, waiting on a…"
"It's possible that had the person coming back with the report was someone other than Dennis Rodman, the request might have been considered. But given Rodman's history for eccentricity, unfortunately, I think his trip is receiving…"
"There are however, Brent, those within evangelical meetings or other Protestant denominations that have fundamentalist leanings and it usually comes out on certain hot-button issues. But you are right in saying that they are not quite the…"
"Having spent 12 years in an evangelical meeting, I highly agree with this statement:
"...he argues that those who take a fundamentalist or evangelical line within Quakerism part company with the most striking and life-giving insights of early…"
"Why not just continue attending the current meeting and involving yourself as much as possible in the life of the community until you feel the urge to become a member? We can be a part of a body without the formal member status. In fact,…"
"When I think about this idea, I just wonder what would happen if we did without a military without any of our enemies doing the same? It would seem that we would have to come to some sort of agreement with other nations agreeing to do the…"
"Times are a-changin' in the Church, Sharon and not just with young people. Many people who are looking for something different that their churches are not offering are finding expressions in multiple places. It's not uncommon…"
"AMEN! Unfortunately, some people are threatened by other-minded people, so instead of sharing power, they hoard it. You almost have to have an other-minded person in power to have some of the power shared with other-minded people.…"
"What I liked is the mix of Quaker values/practices such as simplicity with evangelicalism which seemed to be a perfect mix to me, particularly since I was raised in an evangelical environment.
When I say "beyond the walls"…"
"I attended an evangelical Quaker meeting for 12 years and they did quite a bit of outreach, mainly that which required people to come to the church and then in the last 3 years or so, they've done more beyond the walls. They actually had…"
Actually, what I did several months ago was introduce a silent prayer group on Wednesday nights. We usually open by sharing prayer requests and just allow the Spirit to lead. There may be audible prayer, silence, some read Scripture, others rest, etc. I always leave these meetings feeling refreshed.
It just sounds intriguing to me, though I enjoy unprogrammed worship. My husband is not too interested in things Quaker-I see it as a good compromise that might please us, but is not an option here on the east coast.
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