Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
This essay is about the final stage in the process of redemption: when we have observed and embodied the demands of the Law; when we have heeded faithfully the requirements of conscience; when we have watched and waited expectantly, and yet have come up empty, and not known…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 11th mo. 14, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments
The following excerpt is from the 10th month post at Abiding Quaker .
Of the 21 chapters in John’s Gospel, chapter 11 has been for decades the least interesting to me. It was its scattered quality that put me off: too many characters, most of them contributing only snippets; vignettes…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 10th mo. 31, 2019 at 1:44pm — No Comments
FAHE is pleased to announce the sixth volume in our book series Quakers and the Disciplines. Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability gathers over two dozen Quaker authors and…Continue
Added by Kimberly Haas on 9th mo. 6, 2019 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Bring the high school students in your life to the 2019 Quaker College Fair!
It's on Saturday, September 28th from 11:45 am. til 3 pm. and features a panel discussion of the college selection and admission processes, followed by the college fair with historically Quaker colleges, including Haverford, Earlham, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.
Registration for this free event is optional (but helpful for ordering refreshments!):…
Added by Kimberly Haas on 8th mo. 27, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments
Pr. He saith, If they can but destroy all formes, the power will fall with it; for the form preserves the power, page 37.
Answ. Contrary to the Apostle; many have the form, but deny the power. The power preserves the forme, sees the end of forms, and destroys them, and brings to see before forms were, where forms are not. For the Apostles who lived in the power, denied the Jewes forms, and Gentiles both, as we do now deny the Popish…
Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 25, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments
There is a way of being, consciousness, or self-awareness that is innate in human beings and which is intuitively experienced rather than learned though intellectual effort or reflective consciousness. Reflective consciousness lights up in relation to reflections through the functioning of the body. That is, through the senses and intellectual or mental ideological constructs. A person may directly experience the nature of being that is mirrored through the…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 21, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments
From the age of five or six years old I have been an observer of nature and a documenter of natural history Click here to view an example. The nesting habits of wild birds is of particular interest. The method I use to survey breeding birds in an area is to sit quietly in one spot for a set number hours (4 to 8 hours) observing the bird activity around me over a period of days. Over time, a flash…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 10, 2019 at 12:33am — No Comments
A Japanese Filmmaker’s Perspective on Filming a Quaker Blessing for the Urakami Cathedral Cross
On July 26, 2019, I met with filmmaker Koji Hayasaki after he filmed the blessing of the Urakami cross during Wilmington Yearly Meeting at Wilmington College. Here is that interview.
Pictured: the wooden cross from Urakami Cathedral in…Continue
Added by Anne Marie Hutchinson on 8th mo. 8, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments
A new post on The Empty Path: Nonaligned faith and practice in the present.
"Individual human beings always act out of self-interest.…Continue
Added by Mike Shell on 7th mo. 31, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments
I am encouraged and grateful my research into early Quakers is revealing many people within the early Quaker gathering who, through the appearance of the inherent Presence of the spirit of Christ in their consciousness and conscience, were (relatively speaking) drawn out of the process of relating to one another through the process of reflective thought to guide and rule their relationships, interactions, and worship. The nature of this different way of relating to and interacting with…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 13, 2019 at 11:41am — No Comments
I mention my Quaker ethnicity in this one. I'm sharing my sense of history.
For related videos, see my School of Tomorrow playlist.
Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 9, 2019 at 12:03pm — No Comments
I find this "sermon" somewhat comical, and coming from the unprogrammed side, that's not an unusual attitude, since we don't do sermons that much (as a genre), nor even recognize "recorded ministers" all that much (some of us do).
Nevertheless, I dive into the Bible from my own Quaker perspective, discussing the concept of races, which probably has something to do with racism as well.
[ I also sound like I have a cold, which I probably do. My voice varies over my corpus of…Continue
Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 7, 2019 at 8:43pm — No Comments
Added by Laura Scattergood on 7th mo. 5, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Sort of science fictiony:
Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 1, 2019 at 2:07am — No Comments
“The kingdom of God has little to do with church and religion - serving God is about serving humanity” Leonhard Ragaz (Swiss theologian born 1868 near Tenna)
The project “Old Cheese Dairy” in Tenna is a civil-society initiative based on a leading by an individual Friend, financially supported by the…Continue
Added by Othmar Ferdinand Arnold on 6th mo. 30, 2019 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Originally published on the blog of Quaker Universalist Fellowship.
Reviewed by Larry D. Spears.
Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology, by Edwin L. Battistella (Oxford…Continue
Added by Mike Shell on 6th mo. 24, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments
The Religious Society of Friends group on Facebook is very quiet on the subject of impending war with Iran. That's a kind of silence I don't want to be around. I left the group. Not enough authentic Quakerism for my taste.
Years ago a fire destroyed my collection of books, videos and documents, some rare, and some historical, and all centered on the theme of Intentional Community. Since then I have been rebuilding that library and my Religious Society of Friends library. Of course, many artifacts regarding Intentional Community are safely in the care of The Communal Studies Association and various museums. And there is no worry about the vast collections of Quaker material, safely guarded in the libraries…Continue
Added by Laura Scattergood on 6th mo. 12, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments
Let him to whom an Idol is nothing, to whom all shadows, Types and Figures, are come to an end, let him exercise his freedom; yet with all tender love and forbearance to those that see not the same liberty ...
Robert Rich "Hidden Things Brought to Light"
Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 16, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As a clerk of IT (information technology) for our Yearly Meeting, I studied the work of our indigenous members, who were busy building our multi-meeting database. That baton has since been passed, and the work continues. We haven't outsourced (yet) to a non-Quaker commercial firm. We use PHP with MySQL.
In my day, we kept track of meeting…Continue