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M.A. Thesis on Lewis Benson: Life and Theology

Started this discussion. Last reply by William F Rushby 12th month 10, 2020. 2 Replies

Douglas Gwynn wrote an autobiographical essay for Chuck Fager's new book on eminent Friends, entitled *Passing the Torch: When Quaker Lives Speak*.  Gwynn points out in a footnote (p.90) a recent…Continue

Characteristics of a Growing/Declining Friends Meeting/Church

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William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion '*The Question of God*'
"Thanks, David.  I hope that I don't go speechless!"
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David Keel replied to William F Rushby's discussion '*The Question of God*'
"I bet that's a bit deep  ?    Good on you for attempting to read it.   It will be interesting to hear what you have to say about it. "
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William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion '*The Question of God*'
"Armand Nicholi, Free Press; 27823rd edition (August 7, 2003). This book is a dialogue constructed from writings by C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.  Book sleuth that I am, Ican't believe that it took me all of this time to find the…"
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William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'M.A. Thesis on Lewis Benson: Life and Theology'
"See Wikipedia on Lewis Benson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Benson"
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M.A. Thesis on Lewis Benson: Life and Theology

Douglas Gwynn wrote an autobiographical essay for Chuck Fager's new book on eminent Friends, entitled *Passing the Torch: When Quaker Lives Speak*.  Gwynn points out in a footnote (p.90) a recent M.A. thesis at the Earlham School of Religion by David Hanson on Lewis Benson's life and theology.  Gwynn rightly claims that Benson has been "largely forgotten" by Friends today.  And Gwynn considers Hanson's thesis "very good."  Benson's work was a major influence on my own Quaker faith, even though…See More
12th month 10, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Forrest: You have packed some heavy judgments into two short paragraphs, with no or very meager explanation.  Would you care to explain for this dim wit what you are trying to say?  "
12th month 4, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"When God takes the initiative, even the recalcitrant can be converted.  With God, all things are possible."
12th month 4, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"I don't really have a sophisticated definition of "nontheist" to offer.  I would regard "nontheist" and "unbeliever" as synonymous terms, I guess."
12th month 3, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Hello, Keith! "Atheist" is now a naughty word that is not politically correct!   "Nontheist" is the preferred self-descriptor for Friends who don't believe in God.  My plea is "Lord, I believe; help Thou…"
12th month 3, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Hey, Forrest, thanks for your willingness to address controversial issues, thereby helping to keep the dialogue alive and, for me, interesting!! You wrote: "In the US [Fox's] later followers broke apart between people who put the emphasis…"
12th month 2, 2020
William F Rushby replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Scriptures: Can't do with them; can't do without them?'
"Forrest Curo wrote: "Further -- that each has had something that the other side lacked, and should talk about that together?" Forrest, what does this mean?  It seems to me that nontheist folks and theists operate in different…"
12th month 2, 2020
Rainer Möller left a comment for William F Rushby
"Hi William, thanks for the reminder of Wikipedia. They don't tell us much, but I see that Whittier wrote a book "In war time" (1864) which should be informative.  As for the place between Quakers and Mennonites, we have probably…"
11th month 29, 2020
William F Rushby left a comment for Rainer Möller
"Rainer |Moller describes himself as "Not literal enough to a good Anabaptist. Not liberal enough to be a good Quaker." I too find myself part-Anabaptist and part-Quaker, but "literal" and "liberal" are not terms I would…"
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From John Woolman on Ministry

Posted on 4th mo. 28, 2020 at 5:52am 56 Comments

From John Woolman (1741)

I went to meetings in an awful frame of mind, and endeavored to be inwardly acquainted with the language of the true Shepherd. And one day, being under a strong exercise of spirit, I stood up, and said some words in a meeting, but not keeping close to the divine opening, I said more than was required of me and being soon sensible to my error, I was afflicted in mind some weeks, without any light or comfort, even to that degree that I could take…

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Ever Hear of Andrea Palpant Gilley? Robert Woodberry?

Posted on 1st mo. 10, 2014 at 1:16pm 1 Comment

The January/February 2014 issue of Christianity Today ran a cover story entitled: "The World The Missionaries Made".  The author is Andrea Gilley.  The author ID said that she "spent part of her childhood in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries."

Her essay focusses on the research of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist who teaches at the U of Texas.  For his dissertation, he examined the impact of "conversionary" Protestant…

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At 6:35pm on 11th mo. 29, 2020, Rainer Möller said…

Hi William,

thanks for the reminder of Wikipedia. They don't tell us much, but I see that Whittier wrote a book "In war time" (1864) which should be informative.  As for the place between Quakers and Mennonites, we have probably a lot in common.

At 8:28pm on 11th mo. 23, 2020, Marcia P Roberts said…

Hi William, 

Thanks for the article on Wilburite Meetings for Worship, which read in snatches over time, and now need to reread before commenting.  You give plenty of food for thought and more to ponder.

At 7:09am on 10th mo. 30, 2020, Olaf Radicke said…

Hello William!

Yes you are right, this is a place full of history. For quakers and mennonites. I move there in January. Currently I'm still living in Augsburg. Here in Augsburg I have close contacts with Mennonites. We have Mennonite and Quaker style meetings.

Currently there are no Quaker meetings (monthly meeting) in Krefeld. I hope this will change ;-)

But you know, the real Quakers in Germany always emigrate. That is the problem! :-)

At 5:03pm on 8th mo. 21, 2020, Marcia P Roberts said…

William, Thanks for the idea. I'd be happy to read what you have been writing.

Marcia

At 3:48pm on 5th mo. 3, 2020, David Keel said…
I'm sorry to hear that. Thank you for the friendship on here.

David
At 4:00pm on 1st mo. 23, 2020, David Keel said…

Hi William,  I became interested in George Fox as a younger Christian, and William Penn also.  I was impressed by them and the early Quakers commitment and laying down of their lives in England to go all out to spread the message of Jesus. 

And I lived in a town called Horsham where George Fox was imprisoned just a hundred yards from where I was living.   But my interest in them and also the early Puritans  got awakened when the Lord led me out to commit myself to pray and repent each night in the hills where I lived.  I was led by the Holy Spirit each night.  

I would love the Quaker and Puritan movements to return to the place where they were at all of those years ago.

Is that a photo of you in the car ?

At 2:08pm on 1st mo. 20, 2017, Carolyn Taylor said…

Hi there, William..You got my name wrong. It is, 'Carolyn'.

And I would be happy to help you start a group for 'Anabaptis

Friends". That about describes me in a nutshell!

Blessings,

Carolyn

At 9:27am on 1st mo. 20, 2017, Carolyn Taylor said…

Thank You, William!

I joined QQ several years ago. The thing is, I took time away. Thought I was going to be Anabaptist and started attending the Church of God in Christ, Mennonites in Livingston, CA. The only problem is, I don't drive and my husband doesn't want to go 66 miles one way to church even once a month..I would be there all the time, if I could. But cannot be and the Doctrine classes are hard to fit in when people can only come here every so often..nothing regular and so I set it aside. It hurts me very much to do so,too. I have come back to be a Quaker as that is what I was before attempting to be a Mennonite. I live "out of the world" now even more so than before. It is kind of a lonely existence on my narrow way. 

  I am 64, married to Mark for 25 yrs. We have one daughter 18 who is starting college. And four dogs. One is my Diabetic Alert Dog, Regis. The other 3 are Jack Russell Terriers.

Yes I have met some of the OGB people from Modesto. They are lovely folks.

I never met your famous horse or visited a farm here. I live in the woods in Central Stockton next to the original Stockton Country Club. Near Smith Canal and on a quiet circle where mostly  older folks are. We are in a gated community.

At 1:02am on 3rd mo. 12, 2016, Dean E. Hartley said…

My father was Robert Elmer Hartley. Everett was his oldest brother. Everett's son was Harvey. Harvey died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, March 30, 1963, while serving in the Peace Corps. His only sibling is Dorothy Pearle Hartley Burlingame (on Facebook). Harvey was about 9 years older than me.

At 1:53am on 3rd mo. 9, 2016, T. Vail Palmer, Jr. said…

Since he took over this year as head of Barclay Press, Eric Muhr has been sending out to a contact list a weekly email column titled "Long Story Short."

In this week's "Long Story Short," he included the following words:

"One of our ongoing projects is a study from T Vail Palmer on reading the Bible with empathy, a study whose first volume we hope to release later this year.
Copyright © 2016 Barclay Press, All rights reserved."

 
 
 

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