Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I am ever thankful for those early Quakers who, through the inshining Spirit, were come out of the process of idenitification with and participation in outward forms to guide and informs their relationships, laid down their testimonies in writing. For by so doing, they make it possible for those of us today who share the same spiritual experience to expose to our contemporaries that the Spirit was ministering in such a way even from the very beginnings of the…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 26, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Robert Rich published a pamphlet in 1678 titled Hidden Things brought to Light or the Discord of the Grand Quakers Among Themselves. Discovered: In some Letters, Papers, and Passages written to and from George Fox, James Nayler, and John Perrott; Wherein may be seen the Cause and Ground of their Differences, and falling out: And what manner of Spirit moved and acted Each of Them.
I am currently scribing (as opposed to keyboarding) this…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 21, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The following excerpt is from an essay titled "The Best Gift of Life." The full essay can be found at Abiding Quaker.
For more than half a century, clear-sighted Friends have been pointing to signs of spiritual distress in our Society. Many of them have been scholars, who have…Continue
Communism is the name of a Party. Socialism is a certain economical policy (which, in its more radical variants, may be naive and preposterous, but not immoral in itself). The real problem we have to speak about is Bolshevism.
Bolshevism – as different from Communism and Socialism - is a political strategy which is grounded in certain assumptions about reality. It is neither restrained to a…Continue
Quaker Journaling 2.0 was ordinary blogging.
Added by Kirby Urner on 3rd mo. 16, 2019 at 5:28pm — No Comments
A rightwing Quaker is hard to find.
"Conservative" Quaker means normally that you are a traditionalist in all matters of religion and personal conduct, but not politically. To their honor, a lot of Quakers have been "Libertarians" when this kind of political ideology was fashionable, but where have they gone?
So let's speak about the Left and the Right. These are the names of conflict parties, not of general concepts, and conflict parties can change their…Continue
Added by Rainer Möller on 3rd mo. 16, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments
[ originally posted on Medium ]
Do you know the etymology of “grok”? To the best of my knowledge, it comes from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein.
You’d think I’d have talked a lot more about…Continue