Richard Robert Davis
  • Sugar Run, PA
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Richard Robert Davis replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Ahh,now we are getting in deep with the intellectuals and erudite scholars. In my 50+ years of studying the Bible,theology and related subjects,I have learned at least 3 things.1.)The canonical Scriptures are true,2.)the Gospel is very simple that…"
3rd month 11, 2012
Richard Robert Davis replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
" I think I must have posted a response to one person only by mistake,so let me just say, Yes,Ken,  REALLY? REALLY ??   Stephanie and Adria,very good observations by you both. I think the Gospel,as preached by St.Paul in First…"
3rd month 9, 2012
Richard Robert Davis replied to Kathy Summers's discussion 'How does a Quaker explain Easter and Jesus to a child?'
"Perhaps I am misunderstanding his question. I'll admit at times I can be a little dense. BUT, does not this site claim to be "PRIMITVE CHRISTIANITY REVIVED, AGAIN?" Some of the articles I read on this site are as far away from…"
2nd month 27, 2012
William F Rushby left a comment for Richard Robert Davis
"Hello again! I noticed that you do list your location. If you are willing to travel to southeastern PA, you could visit the Keystone Fellowship. Look it up on the FWCC website. Also, I commented that *Quaker Theology* publishes the work of…"
11th month 20, 2010
William F Rushby left a comment for Richard Robert Davis
"Hello, Richard Davis! Would you care to say where you live? It may be possible that there others of similar outlook, or even a Christian meeting, are within your reach. I strongly recommend that you think about attending the next residential…"
11th month 20, 2010
Richard Robert Davis left a comment for William F Rushby
"Dear Mr.Rushby, Sorry to get back to you so late,but I have not checked my page in quite sometime. Yes,I would appreciate any advice you could give me. Thank you, Richard"
11th month 19, 2010
William F Rushby left a comment for Richard Robert Davis
"Richard: At the risk of "blowing my own horn", which I really don't approve of, let me suggest my essay on "Cyrus Cooper and the Free Gospel Ministry", *Quaker History*, Spring, 2000, as a way of learning about traditional…"
7th month 13, 2010

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About Me
I am a retired psychiatric social worker.I live alone in the country,but go on " missions" to wherever,when I feel the Lord's leading. I have been reading much Quaker literature and find myself attracted to the Spirit of Friends. I am not an "official" Quaker yet,but I do believe I would be if I could find a Conservative Evangelical Friend's group in my area,or close by. I find that I am in agreement with early Friends,like Fox and Barclay,in theology and witness.I would love to hear from like minded Friends.
Thank you, Richard
I would appreciate email correspondance with Orthodox Friends to help me understand Quaker theology and life on a deeper level. Richard

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At 5:19pm on 11th mo. 20, 2010, William F Rushby said…
Hello again!

I noticed that you do list your location. If you are willing to travel to southeastern PA, you could visit the Keystone Fellowship. Look it up on the FWCC website.

Also, I commented that *Quaker Theology* publishes the work of non-Christian Friends as well as Christians. Please understand that I am not endorsing non-Christian Quaker faith.

Bill Rushby
At 5:08pm on 11th mo. 20, 2010, William F Rushby said…
Hello, Richard Davis!

Would you care to say where you live? It may be possible that there others of similar outlook, or even a Christian meeting, are within your reach.

I strongly recommend that you think about attending the next residential meeting of the Quaker Theological Discussion Group; this organization is supposed to hold a conference next summer, probably in June. It is a great opportunity to "network" with other Christian Friends.

I discovered that Mark Wutka has reprinted Joseph Hoag's journal, with an index. The item is available at Amazon
and the price is extremely reasonable.
Joseph and his wife Huldah were faithful Friends, and lived in the Champlain Valley, where I grew up. (We sometimes visit the obscure and mostly untended cemetery in Vermont where they and some 0f their kin are buried.) They were both ministers, and seven of their ten children also became Friends' ministers! Joseph was rather controversial because of his outspoken opposition to Hicks and Gurney, but his journal is still quite good. Paradoxically, his son Joseph Hoag later became a Gurneyite minister!

I also recommend *Quaker Religious Thought*, published by the Quaker Theological Discussion Group. They have a great package deal for the entire set of issues at a reasonable price.

*Quaker Theology* is also an interesting publication; it represents a broad spectrum of Friends, including non-Christians. This journal may be viewed online.

I would be happy to recommend other Friends' memoirs if you find exploring this genre worthwhile.

Bill Rushby
At 9:47am on 7th mo. 13, 2010, William F Rushby said…
Richard:
At the risk of "blowing my own horn", which I really don't approve of, let me suggest my essay on "Cyrus Cooper and the Free Gospel Ministry", *Quaker History*, Spring, 2000, as a way of learning about traditional Conservative Quakerism.
I also recommend reading some ministers' journals. If you want some specific suggestions, I could give you some.
Bill Rushby
 
 
 

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