1st mo. 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Kevin Camp Egypt's Struggle is Also Our Own







I have watched the violence and the revolt in Egypt with a heavy heart. On one hand, I am overjoyed to see a people long held in shackles struggling to attain freedom. I hope this sentiment will someday encircle the world, so that, as it is written, the wolf and the lamb will live together. As a pacifist, however, it causes me much distress to see police… Continue

Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 31, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sheep and Goats

Mat 25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:  33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. :34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom…

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Added by Rickey D. Whetstone on 1st mo. 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Community on a Sunday

For several weeks, since I started the series about the Quaker testimonies, I have wanted and feared to write about community (a separate testimony with the Norwegian Friends). I have felt that before I can become a Friend, I’ll have to attend meetings for worship regularly. I am not even sure they would let me become a Friend if I don’t.

I struggle with this. For a great deal of my life, I have learned to trust nobody but myself and God. The reason has been that a lot of churches and…

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Added by Tarald Stein on 1st mo. 30, 2011 at 11:53am — 11 Comments

Advices and Queries for Isolated Friends (with a traditional understanding of Quakerism)

I have taken the liberty of adapting substantial portions of the Queries and Advices of Ohio Yearly Meeting’s Book of Discipline to create an Advices and Queries document for Isolated Friends (with a traditional understanding of Quakerism). I have contemplated OYM's Queries and Advices regularly as part of my own spiritual practice for a number of years. Over time, I felt that it would be good to…

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Added by Isabel Penraeth on 1st mo. 25, 2011 at 7:57am — 6 Comments

This Week on QuakerQuaker

This week on QuakerQuaker

Micah Bales: Being Publishers of Truth

Is the good news that Jesus can be personally known, loved and obeyed unique to British colonial cultures? God forbid! Our faith as Friends is rooted in the belief…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 21, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Time for a "Station I.D." - When speaking of personal experience

Personal experience is, really, all I have.

 

While speaking of my own experience, I sometimes begin an observation with a blanket statement that is more than just imprecise.  Depending upon the medium and the audience, it could be unhelpful.  I pray that I remain mindful that my words be seasoned with salt, that they be spoken clearly, and be acceptable in the sight of the Lord.

 

Mom used to call it painting with too wide a brush (and slopping paint all over…

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Added by Raye on 1st mo. 20, 2011 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

Quaker Worship.

This post was originally posted here:http://ganeidasknots.blogspot.com/2010/07/quaker-worship.html in July 2010 for the edification of my nonQuaker friends.  Any thoughts I may have missed or overlooked would be most welcome.…
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Added by Ganeida on 1st mo. 19, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Kevin Camp Beyond the Dr. King Tape Loop







On this holiday devoted to Martin Luther King, Jr., I hope that we do not forget his full legacy in the proper context. In Meeting yesterday, a Friend's message rather bluntly noted that she is growing tired of the way that King's life has been increasingly presented. Starry-eyed optimists have reduced the man to some sort of inoffensive Santa Claus… Continue

Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

QuakerQuaker Picks, 1/14/2011

EDITOR PICKS

For the week ending 1/14/2011.

This week has seen lots of talk about civil discourse and violence in our society. What do Friends have to say to the kind of tragedy we saw in Arizona? 

  • David Johns: Angry public conversation and learning to bless http://bit.ly/eYo5wR

    "The aggressiveness of societal discourse speaks a curse—so much easier to utter in…
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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

core beliefs



Let your life speak!…

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Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

violence at the heart of things

During this week of celebration of International Peace Day, my heart is heavy.

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me"

What human…

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Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:16am — No Comments

Listening For Truth – Discernment Or Discrimination?



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Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments

exactly where I am meant to be





I’ve spent most of my life striving to be somewhere,…

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Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

the waiting room





It is a waiting room of sacred…

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Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Witness of God

My Meeting has a private listserv, and I've always been in contention about it, saying that we should be discussing everything, and if we dared, doing it publicly, taking on all honest commentors, etc.

 

I post links to articles there that are way too radical for most of our respectable leaders-- because the content is true, significant, and urgent.

 

Said leaders complain that they "don't have time" to look at the discussion material that comes their way. I…

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Added by Forrest Curo on 1st mo. 1, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

Seeking Solace, Finding Peace

I speak to thee, seeker of solace, not from a separate or superior place, but as one who has walked in similar shoes along similar paths. I sought solace, begged for happiness, longed for the seemingly endless heartache to stop and the healing to begin. I found peace, not comfort and ease, but peace in the midst of discomfort and dis-ease. I found compassion for myself and for others, residing in my heart, the Christ Within had kept a small hearth-fire burning, waiting in the depths of my…

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Added by Isabel Penraeth on 1st mo. 1, 2011 at 12:53am — 7 Comments

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