3rd mo. 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Jesus Among Liberal Friends

It's not a secret that I am an ex-Christian liberal Quaker. I didn't leave the faith as a wounded soul with a grudge against every believer, though I acknowledge that there are many out there with that sort of experience. I was raised in a very dysfunctional Pentecostal family and escaped from that drama in my early 20s to a Mennonite intentional community for 10 years.


That community was a most…
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Added by Charley Earp on 3rd mo. 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

feelings of comfort and God's presence

while i know that internet, books, videos can't replace the joy and comfort of actual presence of people i am very thank full for these things in my life i received literature from the Britain yearly meeting. i was amazed they sent it all the way to Ohio USA. it only took 4 days. i wish there were more things around here for people who cant attend meeting but for right now i study spiritual writings and wait in silence(pray) at home by myself
i'm also uplifted by the friendships i am making…
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Added by Elzie Simons on 3rd mo. 28, 2010 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Bridge Film Festival 2010 Results are In!

The votes are in and the On-Line Judges have spoken!
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Added by Andrew Swartley Cohen on 3rd mo. 27, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Publicity Works - or at least gets noticed

4 meetings that are doing Quaker Quest in Philadelphia had announcements on public radio and several people came up to me - I was wearing my standard plain blue shirt with the collar button closed - and commented on it. From what they said I conclude that Quakers are known and admired, and that a friendly invitation to a Quaker Quest type event will get a positive response.

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 3rd mo. 26, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Exploring Quakerism Class in New York City

Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting

Religious Society of Friends…

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Added by Rich Accetta-Evans on 3rd mo. 18, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

John 17 - The Prayer of Jesus

Oh Friends! Sink down into the prayer of Jesus. Follow the threads through the tapestry of the text - a hymn of glory. Here is the NJB:

Father, the hour has come:

glorify your Son

so that your Son may glorify you;

so that, just as you have given him power over all humanity,

he may give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him.

And eternal life is this:

to know you,

the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

I have glorified you on… Continue

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 3rd mo. 16, 2010 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

A WAR TAX THAT MIGHT WORK

Everyone is against war. But we still have wars. No one wants to see their son, daughter, nephew, niece or neighbor maimed or killed. But they still are. So what good is a peace testimony except as a means of justifying the existence of the Religious Society of Friends? A peace testimony without peace is useless. It's not even a light in the darkness. It might be a candle, but it's an unlit one. If you want peace it's time to light the candle.



I am not a political activist. I am a… Continue

Added by James C Schultz on 3rd mo. 15, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Isolated and Friendless

I was so glad to find Quaker Quaker, it was literally a God send. I'm an attender, not being a member of a monthly meeting. I found a meeting about 45 minutes from my house and I attended. It was the greatest experience of my life. I had also attended a Buddhist mediation group and the experience was not the same FOR ME!! I had finally found what I was looking for and that was the best of both worlds the benefits of mediation but holding on to my theist beliefs. In my mind it was not me that… Continue

Added by Elzie Simons on 3rd mo. 15, 2010 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

The Quaker Diaries: Chapter One- Bringing It All Back Home

I'm thinking about what it would be like to be Jonathan Hibbs.



Hibbs is a distant relative of mine, like 17th Century distant relative. Since I don't have the family history in front of me I will have to go off my recollection in this...Hibbs was a Welsh Quaker who was beheaded by King James in England for refusing to worship at the Church of England and apparently was quite vocal about it.



From my recollection my family, at least on my father's side, were Quakers. Yes,… Continue

Added by Tyler Vincent on 3rd mo. 12, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

What Canst I say at my Meeting's Quaker Quest ?

For 'my' Meeting's Quaker Quest event, I've been asked to speak for 7 MINUTES…
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Added by Barbara on 3rd mo. 7, 2010 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

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