11th mo. 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 14 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 12)

Daniel 14 – This Daniel story is about Daniel’s closeness with king Cyrus of Persia and the king’s belief in the deity Bel [one of the names of the god Marduk in Babylonia]. The king asks Daniel why he does not worship Bel, and Daniel tells him he worships “the living God who made heaven and earth”. Cyrus says Bel lives too because the god consumes all the food offerings given to him. Daniel shows that it is merely people going into the sanctuary who are eating the offerings. The king…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 30, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 13 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 11)

Daniel 13 –A note tells us that this is where the Hebrew text ends and the Greek additions begin. That means the story is not in Protestant versions of the Bible. It is a pretty well-known story. It is quite a change of direction.

 

The story of Susanna and the elders.  Two elders and judges of the people who meet at Joakim and Susanna’s house, develop a passion for Susanna.  “They suppressed their consciences; they would not allow their eyes to look to heaven,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 29, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments

How Are We To Live In This Light?

The heart of the Quaker revelation is that 'Christ is here to teach his people himself.'

It is not the idea that Christ is here to teach his people himself; it is Christ teaching us.

It is not the rejection of ideas about God; but it does entail recognizing and embracing God's ongoing process of teaching and cultivating each person; it entails resisting the substitution of ideas about God for facing God.

It isn't the worship of experience without…

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Added by Forrest Curo on 11th mo. 29, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 11-12 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 10)

Daniel 11 – Three more kings will rise and challenge the prince of Javan [Greece]. A mighty ruler will rise but even his empire will not last. The king of the South – Ptolemy I Soter – will rise and then a whole series of events are predicted that reflect the history of the time and the region. A lot of this is lost on me. The two Hellenistic empires – Seleucids and Ptolemies – that arose after Alexander’s death have a lot of history that we don’t really study any more. This book…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 28, 2013 at 7:43am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 10 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 9)

Daniel 10 – Another vision in the days of Cyrus – a vision of a “great conflict” that comes to Daniel in a time when he is doing sustained acts of penance. By the banks of the Tigris he sees a “man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people”(10:5-6). There…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 27, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

John Wilbur and immediacy or The Way Not Mediated

Thinking out loud ...

Please read the 10 quotations below from Wilbur's Journal.

In the Journal of the Life of John Wilbur he writes:

"A disposition is making its appearance in divers places in this nation, and among Friends, to think very little of the cross of Christ, practically, and to plead for liberality, both of faith and practice; the perceptible influence of the Holy Spirit is mournfully deprecated by…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 27, 2013 at 12:55am — 61 Comments

Gratitude, Justice, Mystery

Earlham School of Religion Assistant Professor and Ministry of Writing Program Director Ben Brazil delivered the following message in ESR worship on Thursday, November 21:

 

 The word gratitude has kind of an old fashioned ring to it, but among writers on…

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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 11th mo. 26, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 9 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 8)

Daniel 9 – In the first year of Darius, Daniel begs God to forgive his people and restore them, smile on them and on his desolate sanctuary. “O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary. O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair . . . We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but =because of your mercy” (9:17-18).

 

The angel Gabriel comes to him to “teach…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 26, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments

ESR named as one of 18 "Seminaries that Change the World"

Earlham School of Religion is honored to be named one of the eighteen schools included in the 2014 class of …
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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 11th mo. 25, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 7-8 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 7)

Daniel 7This chapter starts with a retelling of the vision told of in chapter 2 but is connected with king Belshazzar (the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar).

 

In the dream, he sees the four winds of heaven stirring up the “great sea” and four beasts emerge from the sea – the first like a lion with eagle’s wings. His wings are torn off and he is lifted from the ground and set standing on feet like a man, given a human heart…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 25, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 6 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 6)

Daniel 6The king they talk about here is not historical according to a Jerusalem Bible note. It is probably supposed to be the first Persian king, Cyrus, but he is called Darius. Daniel is granted an important position in the king’s court. Other satraps and “state presidents” try to discredit him but despair of it.

 

They go to the king and suggest he institute a requirement that every local leader be required to NOT…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 23, 2013 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 5 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 5)

Daniel 5 – Years later, King Belshazzar [possibly the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, possibly just another name for the high king of the Chaldaeans], gets everyone together for a big feast, using the gold vessels taken by Nebuchadnezzar from the Temple in Jerusalem. “While they drank from them they praised their idols made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone” (5:4).

 

He has a vision of a human hand, writing on the wall and seeks magicians or seers who…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 22, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 4 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 4)

Daniel 4 – This part of the book is written by Nebuchadnezzar in the first person. He tells of a dream he has that terrified him. He dreamed that he saw a tree in the middle of the world. Its top reached the sky and it could be seen from everywhere. It provided food and shelter for all the birds and animals. A “watcher” [messenger/angel] came down and shouted, “Cut down the tree and lop off its branches. Shake off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Chase the wild animals from its shade…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 21, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

New student introduction: Theoneste Sentabire

We're excited to introduce to you some of our new students who will be joining us for the spring semester. Today's featured student is Theoneste Sentabire, who joins us from Rwanda as an International MDiv Cooper Scholar: 

Peace is not an absence of hostilities only! It embraces all…

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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 11th mo. 20, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 3 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 3)

Daniel 3 – After Nebuchadnezzar subdues the large empire he was to conquer, he creates a huge golden statue and demands that everyone prostrate themselves before it or be “thrown into a blazing furnace” (3:6). Everyone obeys the king – everyone except the Jews Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, whom he had put in charge of the province of Babylon (3:12).

 

Furious with them, the king orders that they be brought to him. He tells them he’ll give them “one more chance to bow…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 20, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments

More Words Will Not Work

ESR alum and current Richmond First Friends pastor Derek Parker delivered this message during worship there on Sunday, November 3, 2013:

What do Quakers believe?  The question is common, but it won’t take us very far.  We need to reach for…

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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 11th mo. 19, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 2 and My Own Book "Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism" (Part 2)

Daniel 2 – Two years into service for Nebuchadnezzar, the king has a terrifying dream and he “called in his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers, and he demanded that they tell him what he had dreamed” (2:2). They assure him that if he tells them what he dreamed they will be able to interpret it, tell him what it means; but he thinks they should be able to tell him what it was he dreamed, not just its meaning.

 

He threatens the sages [wise men] to tell him…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 19, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 1 and My Own Article on "Catholic Again" (Part 1)

Daniel 2 – Two years into service for Nebuchadnezzar, the king has a terrifying dream and he “called in his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers, and he demanded that they tell him what he had dreamed” (2:2). They assure him that if he tells them what he dreamed they will be able to interpret it, tell him what it means; but he thinks they should be able to tell him what it was he dreamed, not just its meaning.

 

He threatens the sages [wise men] to tell him…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 18, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Daniel 1 and My Own Article on "What DId I Say?" (Part 10)

Introduction to the Book of Daniel: The following information comes from Lawrence Boadt’s Reading the Old Testament (Paulist Press, NY, 1984. The text claims to take place in 6th c. BC but there are mistakes in identifying king’s names. The consensus of scholars is that the author is probably from the 2nd c. BC, but that he “creates a character of long ago and puts into his mouth as predictions all the important events that have already happened right up…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 16, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

John Wilbur's Journal and Source Materials

Hello Everyone ... I'm deep in my journal with John Wilbur. This is my eighth reading in five years. On this reading I am trying my best to secure and read the various documents mentioned in the Journal; especially those of Gurney. Two pieces by J. J. Gurney I was am hard pressed to locate:



"Strictures on Truth Vindicated (STV)" and "Misinterpretations of Scripture (MOS) "



Happily, I did come across a reprint in the "The Inquirer" in 1838 of the latter piece. However I've…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 15, 2013 at 12:08pm — 5 Comments

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