7th mo. 2019 Blog Posts (6)

Kinship and prejudice: Are migrants kin?

A new post on The Empty Path: Nonaligned faith and practice in the present.

"Our primate hardwiring militates against welcoming migrants. It’s that simple. And that complicated.

"Individual human beings always act out of self-interest.…

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Added by Mike Shell on 7th mo. 31, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

A Different ministration of Life in relation to others.

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…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 13, 2019 at 11:41am — No Comments

A Patriotic Speech


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

A Sermon On Racism

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…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 7, 2019 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Random Videos



Sort of science fictiony:



More autobiographical:…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 1, 2019 at 2:07am — No Comments

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