Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Added by Keith Saylor on 9th mo. 25, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments
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Bees work on yellow
centers with a focused joy.
May I live so true.
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When we arrived at “our farm.” three Adventist children that we know well came over, as they always do, to…Continue
Lewis Benson was a Friend of the last century whose life's work was the study and interpretation of George Fox's writings and the presentation of their meaning and significance to modern Quakers. Workers who have joined in this labor go by the name of New Foundation Fellowship. At our website nffquaker.org, we have opened a new resource of Benson's writings, and we will add new essays every so often. Our first offering is titled "The Antipathy Between Prophecy and Religion"; it can be…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 9th mo. 13, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments
[ originally from my Grain of Sand ]
I think I'll do a 9-11 post a couple days early. That's my wedding anniversary, true for many. We booked the Rhododendron Garden, and although we had a backup plan, in case it rained, it didn't. That was 1993.
My parents suffered their car crash, fatal to my dad, in October, 2000. I'd been to Lesotho to help with the aftermath, Julie taking over. On September 11,…
Added by Kirby Urner on 9th mo. 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
>> The Ning.com ... to increase its monthly charge by 140 percent
- Move to gSites - it's free. While it is less fancy, for this kind of organisation may prove even better.
Quakers are still know for simplicity.
The biggest changes in half a decade are coming to QuakerQuaker. The Ning.com service that powers the main website is about to increase its monthly charge by 140 percent. When I first picked Ning to host the three-year-old QuakerQuaker project in 2008, it seemed like a smart move. Ning had recently been founded by tech world rock stars with access to stratospheric-level funds. But it never quite got traction…Continue
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Leaving Home Long ago a very young Blanca got up at 4 am in a deep Mexican countryside, boarded an ancient grandfather bus, waved goodbye to sad parents through grimy, cracked windows. This bus with a front nose whose hood must be raised occasionally for man/machine dialogues, followed winding rutted roads up, up, up bump, sway. Sudden fog, then clear, then fog, tilting, jarring, dirt horse roads, rocks, cliffs, strange leaves larger than herself, sudden vistas hundreds of blue mountains,…Continue
I write again about the best way a contentious situation in a Meeting might be resolved. It's easier to use myself as an example. Below is one way that Meeting concerns might best be resolved, concerns best put aside as responsibly as possible, with a minimum of hurt feelings…Continue
When asked whether or not the Jewish people should pay taxes to Rome, Jesus famously told the pharisees, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). This passage is often used by Christians to justify the practice of taxation.…Continue
I think we tend to miss the point of the teaching story misnamed “The Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37).
Almost always our focus is on the people who passed by the “man who fell among thieves” and the one who stopped, instead of on the framing questions by which Jesus signaled the living spirit of the story.
A lawyer asks Jesus how to attain eternal life. When Jesus challenges him to find…Continue
Added by Mike Shell on 8th mo. 30, 2016 at 10:47pm — No Comments
npym-it-discuss content may be forwarded by any subscriber. I'm sharing a recent memo (by me) here to give a snapshot of a regional body of Beanite branch Friends taking care of IT / business.
From: kirby urner <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:26:43 -0700
Subject: update on Regional Directory design (future plans)
To: npym-it-discuss <firstname.lastname@example.org>…
Given I'd "glommed on" to Wittgenstein, as my thesis advisor Richard Rorty might have put it, as a user of the verb "to glom," I found myself wandering over to the Religion Department half the time.
Victor Prellar was there, in Religion. He'd been an Anglican priest in one chapter, I think it was, and now he was sharing Wittgenstein with higher level students. Princeton includes a small grad school, although it prides itself on its focus on undergrads. I was invited, as an…Continue
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A "refugee" is "someone seeking refuge" which quickly expands to us all in meditation or prayer.
Whole communities came to the New World on those dangerous watercraft, seeking liberty, freedom from persecution, the right to be left alone. Relationships were continued, at a village level.
Thinking of refugee camps as full of solitary individuals, each needing a desk job and a bus pass, a separate singleton existence, is of course unrealistic.
Extended families often do…Continue
Added by Kirby Urner on 8th mo. 21, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I realized somewhat acutely, in some recent discussions here on Q2, that we're sometimes miles apart in our use of terms, without even realizing it sometimes.
In looking over archival copies of what dad and his team put together, for Libya, looking ahead some twenty or more years, I'm impressed by a confidant 1960s, a time of going to the moon.
Urban planning was something to get a degree in, a new discipline in the US. I was born while dad was finishing up his PhD studies at…Continue