Randy Oftedahl
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Hillman 1st month 26, 2013. 4 Replies

In another posting I very awkwardly responded with a question that really had nothing to do with the Friend’s statement, but was an immediate and off topic response to an issue that I have pondered…Continue

 

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Member of Smithfield Friends Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. Sojouring with Prince Edward Island Worship Group, Canadian Yearly Meeting.

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On becoming a culture war resister

Posted on 7th mo. 5, 2014 at 4:43am 4 Comments

How Facts Backfire

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/

 

I found the above Boston Globe piece referenced in a blog post by Adam Ericksen at The Raven Foundation.   In that post, Ericksen spoke about how Matthew Vine’s recently published God and the Gay Christian, though it presented sound and Biblically…

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"A Hermeneutics of Non-Violence"

Posted on 2nd mo. 14, 2014 at 7:56am 17 Comments

I posted this in the "Christian Quakers" Facebook group, but wonder what the broader perspective of Friends is on this question. It’s a question about what our Witness should be in the 21st century. This is not an infrequent question, I realize, which is a good thing; to badly paraphrase the philosopher, the unexamined religious life is hardly worth the effort. And I also realize that the RsoF often loves to talk about the Quaker message that Christ has come to teach His people…

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Grace that passes all understanding

Posted on 9th mo. 12, 2013 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

In the opening scene of the film classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, shortly after the eerie hum of a theremin sets the stage, a strange visitor from another world, looking very much like a normal human being, walks toward a frightened crowd in a ballpark in Washington D.C.  In his hand he raises a gift, mysterious and foreign, which immediately causes a soldier to fire a shot at the stranger.  As the visitor lay on the ground he says, “it is a gift to the people of…

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An Emergent Witness for Friends?

Posted on 6th mo. 11, 2013 at 10:35am 5 Comments

In 1966 Time magazine published a famous cover story asking “Is God Dead?,” and at the time it may have seemed to many to be a reasonable question.  Membership in mainstream churches had begun its long decline; in some cases, according to Demographia.com, in traditions such as the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational (UCC) churches, membership has dropped by nearly fifty percent in the fifty years since 1960.  In North America, the Catholic Church has seen their numbers grow almost…

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At 4:38pm on 7th mo. 6, 2014, Julianna Flynn said…

THANK you is what I was trying to say!  Spell checker doesn't help when you use the wrong word...

At 8:29pm on 9th mo. 26, 2012, Timothy said…

Hello, Friend Randy!

Welcome! Thanks for adding me as thy Friend. Trust all is well with thee.

Blessings to thee, 

Timothy

 
 
 

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