Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Added by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 16, 2017 at 3:16pm — No Comments
Quakers talk about continuing revelation. I think it's important to define your terms if you are going to have a serious discussion on a topic. The following scripture involves what I understand a revelation to be:
Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not…
In this powerful reflection ESR MDiv student Anne M. Hutchinson shares about the loss of her son.
Friends gathered at the Stark Street meetinghouse for this public-invited showing of 13th, a widely distributed, award-winning documentary about the ongoing cultural and civil war in North America.
Although Lincoln declared the slaves free, an opening shot in his war to preserve the Union, the South was not on board with providing them with full human rights overnight. Women couldn't vote yet either. A system of apartheid…Continue
In the ninth chapter of the book of John we are given a story of a healing, a bestowal of sight to one who has been blind from birth. Unlike many of the healing stories found in the first three books of the New Testament, this story is more than a simple interchange between Jesus, the healer, and the one who is healed, for the individual’s…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 1st mo. 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Originally published on Quaker Universalist Conversations (1/1/17).
I had a dream a few days ago, one of those rare wholly unambiguous dreams. It was a flying dream, but that’s not the relevant feature, just a plot device.
Added by Mike Shell on 1st mo. 3, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments
In Fox’s teaching, however, the prophetic office of Christ becomes no less important than his priestly and kingly functions, and this shift of emphasis brings about a Copernican revolution in our understanding of who Jesus Christ is and how he saves people. ("The Relation of Fox's Message to the Bible" by Lewis Benson)
Since apostolic times, many differing Christologies have been presented by institutions and reformers, and various gospels have been preached. George Fox,…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 12th mo. 31, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments
When I was 38 years old I walked away from my political life, resigning as a local committeeman, to follow Jesus. I re-examined my career and distanced myself from work that would, in my opinion at the time, hinder my spiritual development. I knew my weaknesses and my desire to please people and did not want to constantly be fighting those weaknesses while trying to reprogram my life into a WWJD lifestyle.
This course of action came at great cost financially and eventually led to…Continue
"We sometimes forget all the tools Friends have used to make this happen. We have used these tools for centuries. They are the ways Friends teach, learn, experiment, and realize a testimony (in the sense of “make it real”)."
"These are not methods to force…Continue
The one concept I love most about Christianity is that of a personal God. One who knows and loves me personally. One who would have died on the cross for me if I was the only one in the world; one who knew me before I was in my mother's womb; one who called me by name before I was born; and yet there it is: John 3:16 on billboards and placards at sporting events: For God so loved the WORLD ...... I'm not an only child. I have siblings whom God loves as much as I and how he treats me…Continue
“He know when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good”Continue
There is no rose of such virtue
For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda. [a wonderful thing]
The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis Deo:
Gaudeamus. [Let us…
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 12th mo. 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
This scripture came out of vocal ministry at our meeting a while back and has been a source of ongoing personal revelation for me since. The latest revelation of its depth was an aspect of "to walk humbly with they God?"
I have a grandson who is always eager to show me how much he knows. Whenever he learns something…Continue
True godliness don’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it. - William Penn…Continue
Added by Hoot Williams on 12th mo. 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments
The Quaker Meeting that I am a member of considers a query each month as part of our spiritual discipline. On the first Sunday of each month, we read queries during worship inviting those attending to reflect on an aspect of our lives. In December the queries address Peace and Reconciliation. One of these queries prompted these thoughts on the use of…Continue
Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments
Written originally for a Non-Quaker audience.
We as Americans are divided along political and ideological lines, surely, but what gets less attention is how divided we are along moral lines. Though I write as a person of faith, we are not yet so divorced from the…Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on 12th mo. 3, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments