Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Since the RELIGIOUS (emphasis mine) Society of Friends now welcomes "non-thesist" members, will it also open up to military quakers, or hedonistic quakers or to any other group of people who want to join without changing anything about their lifestyle or beliefs? I'm not trying to offend anyone, but I cant really understand the point of joining the RELIGIOUS Society of Friends, if you are irreligious. Surley joining the humanist society, or something similar would be more appropriate?…Continue
That original isolated Quaker called George Fox had learned plently about Christ before he knew him 'experimentally'...
"Now clearly Quakers must generally believe in some form of God, otherwise it ceases to be a 'religious society'"
This is a common statement said in response to hearing that some Quakers do not believe in god. I read this on QQ.
I think it a misreading of what religion…Continue
For the last 6 months, I have had the unexpected pleasure of many interesting conversations with more than 60 Friends who identify as theists, nontheists and other explorers. These conversations were part of organising the Nontheist Friends conference to be held at Woodbrooke, 18th – 20th February. The cumulative effect of these exchanges has led me to conclude that we British are so very unexplored and silent…Continue
As I look at my window and see the fresh fallen snow, I can't help but see the beauty in it. The ground is covered in at least 2 feet of snow and more is on it's way. I don't mind the snow,it gives me comfort. The fireplace roars to keep the house warm. This beauty is a gift.
Car goes by, white purity turns to filth.
Added by Sloane on 2nd mo. 1, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments
The news media today seems insanely driven in its efforts to overturn the current governments in power in the Arab world. The US media does not understand Arab culture, or Islam. Every time a revolt happens countless numbers of innocent humans are slaughtered in the name of change. Just look at the history of Afghanistan for instance.
Anyone with common sense is flabbergasted at the destruction of some of the national treasures of Egypt. What drives a person to…Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 31, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. :34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom…Continue
I struggle with this. For a great deal of my life, I have learned to trust nobody but myself and God. The reason has been that a lot of churches and…Continue
I have taken the liberty of adapting substantial portions of the Queries and Advices of Ohio Yearly Meeting’s Book of Discipline to create an Advices and Queries document for Isolated Friends (with a traditional understanding of Quakerism). I have contemplated OYM's Queries and Advices regularly as part of my own spiritual practice for a number of years. Over time, I felt that it would be good to…Continue
This week on QuakerQuaker
Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 21, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Personal experience is, really, all I have.
While speaking of my own experience, I sometimes begin an observation with a blanket statement that is more than just imprecise. Depending upon the medium and the audience, it could be unhelpful. I pray that I remain mindful that my words be seasoned with salt, that they be spoken clearly, and be acceptable in the sight of the Lord.
Mom used to call it painting with too wide a brush (and slopping paint all over…Continue
Added by Ganeida on 1st mo. 19, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
For the week ending 1/14/2011.
This week has seen lots of talk about civil discourse and violence in our society. What do Friends have to say to the kind of tragedy we saw in Arizona?