Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 31, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
This week on QuakerQuaker
Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 21, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ganeida on 1st mo. 19, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
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?
Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments
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"
Added by Ron Irvine on 1st mo. 8, 2011 at 1:16am — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Forrest Curo on 1st mo. 1, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments
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…Continue