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Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Cowper 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

I just received  Tozer's posthumously published collection of essays challenging the "business-as-usual" attitude of evangelical churches: *Rut, Rot or Revival*.   I suspect that Tozer is relatively…Continue

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

 

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Robert Cowper replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer'
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Dillon James replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer'
"Are Friends really self-congratulatory about their spotty record, though? As someone who has not personally met that many Quakers, I can't say. Maybe that's a real trend. But the few Quakers I have met and practiced with have been the…"
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George Fox stood on the shoulders of giants

"I believe that Gerge Fox stood on the shoulders of giants, but probably not for the reasons you cite."
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William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer'
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Christopher Hatton replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer'
"Dear William, I am minded to agree with your comments on self-congratulation, and many of us having a somewhat rose-tinted/blinked view of our work / faithfulness.  I have been guilty of this many times (and will be in the future), however my…"
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Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church. by A.W. Tozer

I just received  Tozer's posthumously published collection of essays challenging the "business-as-usual" attitude of evangelical churches: *Rut, Rot or Revival*.   I suspect that Tozer is relatively unknown in unprogrammed Quaker circles.  He was (and is by reputation, even in his decease) a distinquished "outlier" among Christians.  His persistent questions and outspoken commentaries on "we've always done it that way" smugness need to receive serious consideration.  Friends are particularly…See More
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"Thanks William. Unfortunately, I don't live in Western Australia but it is good to know there are others with conservative beliefs here - I thought nearly all Quakers in Australia were liberal and quite secular in their beliefs."
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"There are some Conservative and Conservative-leaning Friends in the Perth area."
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"Hello, Kirby! I feel that Friends should steer clear of partisan politics, avoiding alignment with political parties.  "
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Advice From Mother Theresa

From *Brethren Life and Thought* by Joel Shenk: "People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and…See More
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Advice From Mother Theresa

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From *Brethren Life and Thought* by Joel Shenk: "People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you…
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A Quote from (Mary) Flannery O'Connor, 20th Century Novelist

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Quoted by Leah Chang in a review of James Kugel's *The Great Shift* on Amazon:  "I don't know You, God because I am in the way.  Please help me push myself aside"

Wisdom from an Old German Bpitst Brethren website

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From Leanna Peters O'Riley in <Old German Baptist Brethren>
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Ohio Conservative Friends Pioneered in VS (Voluntary Service)

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Sponsored by Philadelphia Orthodox Friends.  In the mission school's later years, it was staffed almost entirely by Ohio Conservative Friends.  Eventually, it was closed and the area was intentionally…

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At 11:54pm on 9th mo. 28, 2021, Ginny said…

Thanks William. Unfortunately, I don't live in Western Australia but it is good to know there are others with conservative beliefs here - I thought nearly all Quakers in Australia were liberal and quite secular in their beliefs.

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.

 
 
 

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