Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
We are living in a time of profound spiritual and social ferment. Many people have realized their lack of connectedness to others. I suspect that they are (or will) realize that they need to find a…Continue
I have noticed that some Friends get caught up (or is it ‘entangled”?) in cerebrating (thinking and reasoning) about God and other spiritual matters. What one can and cannot accept or believe becomes…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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