9th mo. 2016 Blog Posts (15)

Lay down all outward weapons of war ... physical and ideological.

Lay down outward ideological weapons as you lay laid down outward hardware of war. Stop ideological warfare nurtured in the nursery of the outward political, religious, social, and economic, powers and principles of this world.



Christ is come again into this world, inshining into our conscious and conscience. This inshining is an unwinding from a conscious anchored in and a conscience informed around the orbits of outward religious, political, social, and economic, ideological… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 9th mo. 25, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."

In 1680 Friend William Rogers published a book documenting why some founding Friends were not of the same conscience as George Fox (and those who followed him) concerning the institutionalization of the gathering of Friends by establishing a specific set of outward forms and practices.



The following links comprise the whole of Rogers' work in the form of a facsimile of the original text. This is not a modernized form of the text. It is a copy I have compiled of the 17th century…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 9th mo. 24, 2016 at 1:00am — 16 Comments

Haiku for today

Bees work on yellow

centers with a focused joy.

May I live so true.

Added by Laura Lewis-Barr on 9th mo. 23, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

Story for you from a Quaker retired in Mexico:



     Living in Mexico                

     When we arrived at “our farm.” three Adventist children that we know well came over, as they always do, to watch us. We are strange people from the outside world. So…

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Added by Quentin Kirk on 9th mo. 22, 2016 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

New essay at NFF: The Antipathy Between Prophecy and Religion

Lewis Benson was a Friend of the last century whose life's work was the study and interpretation of George Fox's writings and the presentation of their meaning and significance to modern Quakers. Workers who have joined in this labor go by the name of New Foundation Fellowship. At our website nffquaker.org, we have opened a new resource of Benson's writings, and we will add new essays every so often. Our first offering is titled "The Antipathy Between Prophecy and Religion"; it can be…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 9th mo. 13, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Revisiting 911

[ originally from my Grain of Sand ]

I think I'll do a 9-11 post a couple days early.  That's my wedding anniversary, true for many.  We booked the Rhododendron Garden, and although we had a backup plan, in case it rained, it didn't. That was 1993.



My parents suffered their car crash, fatal to my dad, in October, 2000.  I'd been to Lesotho to help with the aftermath, Julie taking over.  On September 11,…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 9th mo. 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Option "SURE"

 >> The Ning.com ... to increase its monthly charge by 140 percent

- Move to gSites - it's free. While it is less fancy,  for this kind of organisation may prove even better.
  Quakers are still know for simplicity.

Added by Jon Pol on 9th mo. 10, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Big changes coming but need your help!

Hi QuakerQuaker readers,

The biggest changes in half a decade are coming to QuakerQuaker. The Ning.com service that powers the main website is about to increase its monthly charge by 140 percent. When I first picked Ning to host the three-year-old QuakerQuaker project in 2008, it seemed like a smart move. Ning had recently been founded by tech world rock stars with access to stratospheric-level funds. But it never quite got traction…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 9, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Why not preach Philemon?

ESR's Stephen Angell delivered the following message during worship on September 6, 2016:
Although Paul’s epistle to Philemon is one of the Scriptural texts suggested by the Revised Common Lectionary for this week, I have never heard a sermon given on this text.…
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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 9th mo. 9, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

New Circuit Designs for Motherboard Earth

[ originally on wholesys-l discussion list in 1995, later published by Electronic Frontier Foundation and a Mensa newsletter in Canada. Early "manifesto" introducing "GST" (general systems theory) ]…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 9th mo. 5, 2016 at 11:00am — 29 Comments

Every moment is worhip.

Every moment is worship.



The inshining Light is immanently present in all things throughout the day, even the most mundane. While I Preserve fruits and vegetables, I am in worship. While I spend time with other people I am in worship.



It occurs to me that I am always in worship. I do not go somewhere or someplace to worship. I do not set up special times or practices to facilitate worship. I am in worship wherever or in whatever place I happen to be.



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Added by Keith Saylor on 9th mo. 5, 2016 at 12:17am — No Comments

From a Quaker retired in Mexico on his wife's birthday:

Leaving Home Long ago a very young Blanca got up at 4 am in a deep Mexican countryside, boarded an ancient grandfather bus, waved goodbye to sad parents through grimy, cracked windows. This bus with a front nose whose hood must be raised occasionally for man/machine dialogues, followed winding rutted roads up, up, up bump, sway. Sudden fog, then clear, then fog, tilting, jarring, dirt horse roads, rocks, cliffs, strange leaves larger than herself, sudden vistas hundreds of blue mountains,…

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Added by Quentin Kirk on 9th mo. 3, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Kevin Camp How It Should Have Gone (The Proper Way to Resolve Concerns)

I write again about the best way a contentious situation in a Meeting might be resolved. It's easier to use myself as an example. Below is one way that Meeting concerns might best be resolved, concerns best put aside as responsibly as possible, with a minimum of hurt feelings and confusion. To wit, it has become known to me that my old Meeting for Worship has…

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Added by Kevin Camp on 9th mo. 2, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Thou Shalt Not Tax

When asked whether or not the Jewish people should pay taxes to Rome, Jesus famously told the pharisees, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21).  This passage is often used by Christians to justify the practice of taxation.  In essence, the belief is that since we are using money…

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Added by Eric Palmieri on 9th mo. 2, 2016 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

On Media

Immersed in stories as humans are – print, radio, television, internet, social media, interactive gaming, virtual reality – we can easily lose sight of truth. Especially when a story fills our imagination with images we dearly want to believe in, we can feel reluctant to…

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Added by Mary Colleen Klein on 9th mo. 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

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