Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
A recent post on quakerquaker (http://www.quakerquaker.org/profiles/blogs/sa-ed-atshan-on-the-quaker-practice-of-embracing-conflict?xg_source=activity) shares a summary of an interview published in Friends Journal. In that interview these words are published.
In peace and conflict studies, we teach our students to…
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 12, 2018 at 4:43pm — No Comments
Excerpts from the Friends Journal interview
Republished from the blog of Quaker Universalist Fellowship @…
Through the inshining witness of immanent Presence (God) upon the conscience it is discovered that the very act of engaging in and identifying with the outward political contrivance of peace, in itself, creates and nurtures the occasion for war. In the Power, peace is an experience that is come and that is coming in the conscience and consciousness. Immanent Presence itself in itself, living in the conscience, and the activity of living in the power in all things and circumstances in daily…Continue
I have recently posted a review of Derek Guiton's book: "A Man that Looks on Glass: Standing up for God" on the New Foundation Fellowship web site
Derek's book charts the rise of non-theism in Britain Yearly Meeting, and predicts the possible terminal decline of it. His book will probably be the death knoll of British Quakerism.
Please feel free to respond to my review here on Quaker Quaker:…
Added by Mike Shell on 1st mo. 24, 2018 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce the formation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The announcement will take place at an event at HHS headquarters from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It will be livestreamed here. Speakers will include Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Representative Vicky Hartzler, Senator James Lankford, OCR Director Roger Severino, and…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 19, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Your Heart Knows What to Do
We have a traveling minister in our midst. Chuck Schobert, a member of the Traveling Ministry
Corps of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), recently visited West Richmond Monthly Meeting. An article about this visit written by Anne Hutchinson was distributed via the Madison Meeting Listserve. Here are excerpts from Anne’s article.
Chuck's message, entitled "Your Heart Knows What to Do," began with a reference to
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As I say sometimes, I am "not literal enough to be a Mennonite" and "not liberal enough to be a Quaker".
I suppose that this is partly a matter of class consciousness. I have grown up in a small village where most men were industrial workers (with some additional farming) and even if I am lazy by nature I have internalized the small people work ethics.
Now, Anabaptism is historically a religion of (and for) farmers and craftsmen. The good side of that: They have still some…Continue
It was very hot and humid with no breeze. Pete Moss and Random Hazard were in a very small hut which a local villager had transformed into a bar like establishment. Pete and Random were excited over the day’s events. Early in the morning they had climbed into a giant Bullet Tree, near the Central American village, that grew along a lagoon.
They were interested in the mini eco-systems anchored by the epiphytes that grew on the huge branches of the Bullet Tree. Specifically,…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 12, 2018 at 4:42am — No Comments
The following excerpt is from the essay "Moses and the Burning Bush," which can be found at https://patradallmann.wordpress.com/ The essay is based upon ministry given on 12/31/17 at Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
To Moses, who saw his limitation and confessed his need for…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 1st mo. 10, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments
About ten years ago it was discovered to me through the immanent impulse of eternal Presence in my conscious and conscience that the very act of setting aside specific times and places in pursuit of spiritual nurture was a hinderance or impairment relative to spiritual being and sustenance. Even was discovered to me even 25 years ago and is discovered to me even today. There is a relationship, interaction, and unity with immanent Presence that is consummated in the laying down of all…Continue
Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
When I taught law I took great pains to make the point that as great as our legal system is, you can't count on it to "do justly" or dispense justice, the best you can hope for is to be treated fairly and unfortunately that doesn't happen often enough. Unlike Sharia law it does have room for Mercy and we can probably thank Micah…
Monday, January 8, 2018
The Angel of Presence
The circumstance of life has found me in Central America and the Caribbean for a couple weeks. The coming out of a life guided and informed by outward perceptions, sensations, thoughts, feelings, and desires and into a life guided by the immanent Presence has discovered to me a ministry wherein the very act of holding in immanent divine Presence itself in itself while interacting with others is, in itself, ministration…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 8, 2018 at 6:13am — No Comments
When someone asks you the time do you glance at your wrist or reach for your pocket? For all of my adult life I have worn a watch. Mostly it has been the same watch, a 1982 Accutron Quartz. In the 1960’s Bulova began making Accutron watches. They contained a small tuning fork that created a fixed frequency that regulated the time. They were the most accurate watches on the planet… and in space, the astronauts wore them to the moon. Then came the quartz movement revolution,…Continue
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Research Notes, George Fox, John Perrot, Ancient Simplicity
The Ancient Simplicity, as it was once Witnessed unto By George Fox.
While researching texts published on Early English Books Online, I came across this small piece of text wherein a person shares a letter written by George Fox which is used to suggest that George Fox, in his response to, and attacks against, John Perrot had come out of the Ancient Simplicity of minding the…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 24, 2017 at 3:09am — No Comments
Thankful for the Spirit’s leading out of political and religious forms.
My heart is full of thankfulness for the appearance of the inshining Spirit upon my consciousness and conscience. Through this inward manifestation, it is discovered to me that I am come out of a conscience being guided and informed by outward political and religious ideologies, contrivances, and institutions. Through the hand and image of immanent Presence, it is discovered to me that I am come…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Idealism is not the same as love. Idealism flows from our minds while love flows from our hearts. I can ramble on about my perception of the difference between the two and many would disagree or simply fall asleep from boredom. Such a discourse would do nothing but put good people on the defensive in protecting the role of Idealism in our lives which is not my goal. My goal is to help those who have seen or are in the process of seeing the energy of youthful idealism seemingly soaked up…Continue
Research Notes, George Fox, Conscience
Many of the most eminent have had potent Impulses, to give forth solid, and sound Arguments for Liberty of Conscience, and have pleaded strongly for the same, yet George Fox was heard to say in a selected great Assembly thus, “Though many Friends have writ for Liberty of Conscience, I never lik’d the word, it is not a good word. No Liberty to the Presbyterians, no Liberty to the Papists, no Liberty to the…
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 14, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Our city needs ways of managing storm water that come from the residential areas. The Rain Garden project is a key milestone to an eco-city. The rain gardens are made up of native flowers and shrubs, which temporary hold and soak rain water from roofs, driveways, street, and lawns, while removing off chemicals and nutrients before releasing it into drainage. The gardens are designed to slow down the speed of storm water allowing more time for…Continue
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