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jp commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'Studying the Bible'
"James, I couldn't agree with you more.  How about when, in 1 Cor, Paul uses the phrase, "even as the law says..."  Once you've read Galatians, you know that's got to be either sarcasm or jest. "
6th month 26, 2014
jp commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'Studying the Bible'
"I recently have been using Marcus Borg's EVOLUTION OF THE WORD to read through the Second Testament.  He gives enough background, history, and commentary to help make sense of some of the more difficult passages.  As noted…"
6th month 26, 2014
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'Genesis 12 through 15 – Abraham: The Faithful One'
"Forrest, does Tim Callahan have any evidence other than the Genesis stories ( "she is my sister") to explain Sarai as a "priestess"? I'd expect to see some sort of hint in the text itself. Given the absurd acts of most of…"
5th month 26, 2011
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'Genesis 5 through 11 - a Punishing yet Saving God'
"I'm a bit late in responding to this post, and I know you've moved on to (written about) the next few chapters, but I wanted to point out what I think was intended HUMOR in the tower of Bable story: the repetition of the phrase,…"
5th month 22, 2011
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'Genesis 5 through 11 - a Punishing yet Saving God'
"At the end of the first chapter of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKCOO'S NEST, the narrator concludes his summary with, "and it's true, even if it didn't happen." I was in high school when I read that book: a devote, Evangelical…"
5th month 13, 2011
jp joined C. Wess Daniels's group
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Northwest Yearly Meeting

NWYM is an evangelical Friends body in the northwestern U.S. This page has news and was started to help publicize yearly meeting events.
5th month 10, 2011
jp replied to Forrest Curo's discussion '"I Agree On Needing a Discussion on Faith"'
""lacking a concept of truth is a result of over sophistication not a mark of less sophisticated cultures"   I like that; well put.  There is a HUGE difference between believing that "gray areas" exist and believing that…"
5th month 9, 2011
jp replied to Forrest Curo's discussion '"I Agree On Needing a Discussion on Faith"'
"Richard, I think you read that paragraph about "truth" too quickly!  Forrest was quoting Anthony Prete who was speaking of HEBREW, not GREEK.   And your final paragraph reminded me of a quote I've heard attributed to Ghandi,…"
5th month 9, 2011
jp replied to Forrest Curo's discussion '"I Agree On Needing a Discussion on Faith"'
"This got me thinking, and reminded me of how the book of James wrestles with defining faith. The author, at the end if a discussion of whether Faith or Works is more important ends with, " even the demons believe, and shudder." I take this…"
5th month 8, 2011
jp liked Kenneth Lawrence Schroeder's discussion Portuguese Plain
5th month 8, 2011
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'Genesis 4 - Cain and Abel'
"Does God truly curse people/things? There is a trilogy of books by Sholem Asch, a Jewish author/dramatist), where the author brings his perspective to the life of Jesus, mother Mary, and Apostle Paul. In the first he includes a scene from…"
5th month 6, 2011
jp replied to Forrest Curo's discussion '"I Agree On Needing a Discussion on Faith"'
"I used to equate "faith" with "belief." Then one fine day my systematic theology crumbled under the weight of its contradictions and I suffered with the idea that I had "lost my faith." During this difficult time I…"
4th month 28, 2011
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'The "Fall" of Man'
"Dear Irene et al.: I have very much enjoyed all your comments and questions. In re-reading the Genesis text lots of new observations questions have arisen. For example, this is the first time I'd noted that God refers to the "seed" of…"
4th month 25, 2011
jp commented on Irene Lape's blog post 'Bible Study for Friends'
"Before the words, "Let there be light," there IS something present besides God or the Spirit of God:  the "waters."  So water is somehow present before the creation, before the light.  What does that…"
4th month 18, 2011
jp replied to Virginia J's discussion 'Isolated Friends'
"Dear Virginia: I am so pleased that you posted this, because it is a timely theme for me having just spent some time with a visitor from China who has NO Quakers anywhere near, and is wondering how he can be a Quaker in such isolation. The Society…"
4th month 7, 2011
jp joined QuakerQuaker's group
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4th month 1, 2011

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Convinced Friend since mid-1990s; enjoy representing my YM at FWCC; hope we Quakers can learn from one another and be a source of Truth for the world.

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