7th mo. 2017 Blog Posts (7)

Preparing for war: Are we ready?

ESR Professor of Peace and Justice Studies Lonnie Valentine shares a reflection on the importance - and timeliness - of conscientious objection to war:

With the love of war growing strong, what will follow after the attack on Syria, the “Mother of All Bombs” dropped on Afghanistan, and now the threats directed at North Korea?  As with all previous war-making, this US administration sees how the people praise war. …
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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 7th mo. 21, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Witness that Stunned ...

The Witness that Stunned ...



I empathize with people who are come out of or who are coming out of a conscience and consciousness anchored in and informed by outward forms and are come into a conscience and consciousness anchored in and informed by the direct and unmediated impulse of immanent Presence itself in itself. Sometimes I find myself sharing the message of the sufficiency of the inshining Light itself in itself to guide and nurture human relationships on the…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

The New Righteousness: Lewis Benson's Moorestown Lecture #7

[Note: this post also appeared on the New Foundation Fellowship website.]

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness...

Thus begins one of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount, and I suspect that most people can complete the sentence. While this is proclaimed throughout Christendom, seldom…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 7th mo. 18, 2017 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

The Cast Iron Skillet

  1. So lets say you are a cast iron skillet. Made by the best cast iron skillet maker in the world. Your first owner knows you should be "seasoned" before use but doesn't' have the time to do it right. You are left to soak in the sink in spite of the directions you came with and after repeated failures to adhere to the manufacturer's instructions you are no longer the pride and joy of your owner as you are coated with rust and no one would think of using you for your origina…
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Added by James C Schultz on 7th mo. 17, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Mystery - I am the Light and you are the Light



Image by: Keith F. Saylor - Free to use with credit.


The Mystery - I am the Light



Introduction



An important part of my experience or witness of the inshining motion of Presence is self-awareness being led out of dependency upon outward forms and into an embracement of and a growing into dependency upon immanent Presence itself in itself. This dependency is the experience of awareness…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 14, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments

God Work

Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 7th mo. 11, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments

Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God

SO I turned to this book because I’m one of those peculiar people who read early Quaker tracts and I was looking for theological and historical context in which to understand what I was reading. This book delivers. I now have a better appreciation of how what is going on in the texts I am reading may be quite different depending on whether they were written in the interregnum or the restoration.…

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Added by David McKay on 7th mo. 1, 2017 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

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