4th mo. 2012 Blog Posts (68)

Kevin Camp Occupy Workshops And My Concerns

Before I write another word, I feel like a disclaimer is in order. I knew many Friends who participated in the Occupy movement, back in its heyday. While I came to eventually lose patience with the movement, even to disagree openly with its stated priorities, I still maintain a respect for those who put their full weight behind the cause. I feel that these heavily committed Friends never left Occupy behind, but that extenuating circumstances beyond anyone's control eventually dissolved the…

Continue

Added by Kevin Camp on 4th mo. 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Baruch 3 and Mark 2

Baruch 3 – “[T]he soul in anguish and the wearied spirit cry out to you” (3:1). “Learn where there is wisdom, where there is strength, where there is understanding, so that you may at the same time discern where there is length of days and life, where there is light for the eyes and peace” (3:14). This begins to sound a lot like the wisdom literature. There is even a touch of environmentalism here as in the following:

 

Where are…

Continue

Added by Irene Lape on 4th mo. 4, 2012 at 7:48am — 3 Comments

God, food and me - my journey with communion

I am convinced that at the heart of a community is a shared meal. When I consider my local Quaker Meeting, we eat together only once a month, and it is always precursor to something else, never existing for its own sake. More and more I am convinced that a stranger who attends meeting for worship and leaves after tea and a biscuit has witnessed only half of the Quaker experience. Meeting for worship is not complete until the community has broken bread together, and by that I mean shared a…

Continue

Added by Mark Russ on 4th mo. 3, 2012 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Baruch 2 and Mark 1:29-45

Baruch 2 – The Lord is true to his threats as he is to his promises—both of which are the legacy of Moses to his people (the blessings and the curses). An interesting passage seems to ask the Lord to save his people because only the living can offer God the glory and praise appropriate to God. “Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see, for the dead who are in Hades, whose spirit has been taken from their bodies, will not ascribe glory or justice to…

Continue

Added by Irene Lape on 4th mo. 3, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Baruch 1 and Mark 1:1-28

Baruch Background: This deutero-canonical book that comes Lamentation and Ezekiel is not in the Hebrew Bible.  In the Greek Bible, it appears between Jeremiah and Lamentations; in the Vulgate it comes after Lamentations.  It says it was written in Babylon by Baruch, Jeremiah’s scribe, and sent to Jerusalem to be read at liturgical gatherings.  It gives us valuable information on how the religious life of those in exile was maintained. Lawrence Boadt, author of Reading the Old…

Continue

Added by Irene Lape on 4th mo. 2, 2012 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

What does the gospel look like?

I started writing this as a comment on Micah Bales’ blog post about Occupy & Quakers, and it grew until it needs its own post. I have a vision of what living the gospel looks like in this age, which I am working towards the best I can, but I don't know if others will see it the same way. Maybe it's too obvious, or too crazy, but I have to try to write what I can…

Continue

Added by Alice Yaxley on 4th mo. 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

The Kingdom Begins Within: Reflections with Rufus M. Jones

This is re-posted on QuakerQuaker from my blog The Liberal Quaker.

I have a tendency to make friends with underdogs and critics—those who for one reason or another put themselves (or who are put) in opposition to a greater community.  When I lived at Pendle Hill, I worked in the community garden.  The young woman in charge, when considering the possible death of a plant, would often say, “Well,…

Continue

Added by Zachary Dutton on 4th mo. 1, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Wrongness, Toleration and Community

QuakerQuaker This Week, 4/1/2012

On the Quaker blogs this week, there's a must-read post from Johan Maurer on the dangers of religious zealotry in the political realm, Being Wrong is Not the Same as Being Evil. For meetings trying to navigate the balance between group identity Stephen Davison has useful reflections in …

Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 4th mo. 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Keith Saylor replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
""Christ is the renewer."  Amen. It is the direct and unmediated experience and…"
4 hours ago
William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
"Thanks for replying, Keith!"
5 hours ago
Keith Saylor replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
"Hello William, Just to be clear. Are you suggesting, if the Conservative Friends follow the outward…"
6 hours ago
William F Rushby liked William F Rushby's discussion Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends
6th day (Fri)
Sandi Was Here updated their profile
8th month 5
William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
"In its more vigorous days, the Rockingham Meeting undertook a program of intervisitation with other…"
8th month 4
Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."'
"Published William Shewen's "TREATISE Concerning Evil Thoughts and…"
8th month 4
William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Recapturing Initiative for Conservative Friends'
"The paper I just posted revises one I wrote 20 years ago.  I would like to add one more…"
8th month 2

© 2020   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service