Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Earlham School of Religion recently joined FAITH³’s 2014 Class of Seminaries That Change the World. According to FAITH³ Director Wayne Meisel, an important qualification for this distinction is that the school evidence a…Continue
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Because God's blessings are abundant, they are free for the asking. Because God's grace is sufficient, there is no charge; it is a gift and not earned income, yet invites reciprocal outflow. Because God's redemption is paid in full, repossessing is not an issue - yet, there's no interest paid by most brokers.
If our lives have been purchased by God, why are we always looking for credit and worried about our net worth?! Where sin abounds, the economy of grace playgrounds for the…Continue
Every calendar year, my Meeting conducts a Spiritual State of the Meeting survey. With time, the data collected from those who voluntarily submit their opinions will be transformed into a report. It will then be presented at Meeting for Business and sent to Yearly Meeting. Now that I am no longer a…Continue
Ellen Michaud, the 2012 writer-in-residence at Earlham School of Religion, shares about the power of prayer in this recent article from Live Happy magazine:Continue
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When this testimony was shared with me around 30 years ago, my personal experience of the sufficiency of Presence was affirmed. These words testify to the Rock of Ages, inwardly experienced; starting me on a lifelong journey toward and struggle with a consciousness anchored and a conscience informed by the immediacy of…Continue
I'm not sure how many people have noticed some major changes on the QuakerQuaker site over the last month or so.
Editors' Picks: The links to Quaker articles across the internet now come with handsome pictures. Even better, there's add context and commentary for each entry. I'm hoping this makes these more accessible to newcomers and helps engender more dialogue among Friends. I've been watching the great community and conversation on hybrid journalism/blog sites like…Continue
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There is something between us. This silence is gaining energy and turning into something which must be changed!
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Is not Presence a blessing when illness discomforts? We deepen down into the Quiet and invisible nurseries of healing open in and anoint consciousness. These invisible spaces of healing comfort consciousness with an inward peace effusing the dis-ease of the body with…Continue
"THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS" BLOG
I am the Timekeeper. I am the one who divides your life into segments and those segments into segments. I am an active agent in your soul. I am the deadline, the due date, the thin veneer of control...
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FROM "THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS" BLOG
I am the Timekeeper. I am the one who divides your life into segments and those segments into segments. I am an active agent in your soul. I am the deadline, the due date, the thin veneer of control which efficient management desires. You must obey otherwise your accomplishment, no matter how skillfully executed, is flawed because it was late..."
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Here's a radio interview with my friend Nancy Bowker, who is a performing singer and a life-long Friend. The interview was aired on February 2nd on Northern Spirit Radio. Nancy speaks of her life with great forthrightness and grace, and intersperses the conversation with some of her music. Both her words and music show strength and beauty. Nancy Bowker radio interview
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Stature: It has pleased the Court of Quaker Opinion to look to "Friends of Stature" for enlightenment and direction.
Nature: The truth that familiarity breeds contempt, or at least disregard, prevents such from being looked for "in(Meeting)house".
Stature: We supply the interest and enthusiasm formerly generated by itinerant Public Friends.
Nature: Aside from threshing ministry held in public, travelling ministers offered their supplemental assistance in Meetings and…Continue
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This blog cracks open the day-to-day stuff of life and reveals the unseen, allegorical and mystical -- something ever more about to be. As technology and economics have become ever more powerful and intense during my life I have felt that man must become ever more human and seek a reality beyond the manipulation of both and cultivate feelings of heart.
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Yesterday I spent time observing the territorial and migratory behaviors of the Rufous and Allens Hummingbirds.…Continue
Here's a series of blog posts on Quaker revitalization -- from a prairie viewpoint. Here are a few new posts I've written on revitalization -- based on organic renewal.
Early in John Wilbur's labors against those who did not have faith in a consciousness anchored in and a conscience informed by the immediacy of Presence, Betsy Perinton wrote these words to him in a letter:
The longer I live, the more I feel the necessity of a deep indwelling with the spirit of Divine life, and as my dear, aged kinswoman, (Comfort Collins,) used to say, neither ' borrow nor steal,' however in want ; and this is not all, but to be content with our little,…
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ESR Director of Supervised Ministry Stephanie Crumley-Effinger delivered the following message in ESR Worship on February 20, 2014.
We live in a period of high demand for our energy, attention, and time. Multitasking,…Continue
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as a follow up to my thoughts on business in superfluities and bad examples, I offer a (top ten) list of attitudes and behaviours to follow John Woolman in today's context. These examples are meant to show how I apply the rather abstract thoughts to every day life. They are part of my lived testimony of simplicity.…Continue
Political Activism: A Lack of Faith in the sufficiency of a consciousness anchored in and a conscience informed by Presence ... the seed of Christ in human being.
Political activism is the agitation of human being to anchor consciousness and inform conscience in outward political agenda. It is a lack of faith in the immediacy of Presence as the anchor and guide of human being in human and worldly events.
Political and religious professors and activists seek to avert human being…Continue
God and other artists are always a little obscure
I recently finished reading the new novel by Sue Monk Kidd The Invention of Wings. In the story, the main character in the process of becoming a Quaker, sits in Worship, trying to discern the will of God in her personal life. This was the turning point in the story.
And as I sit in Worship this morning I am wondering why…Continue