All Blog Posts Tagged 'god' (14)

Wess Daniels: A New Framework for Evangelism and Mission

Wess Daniels: A New Framework for Evangelism and Mission. Because of our theology and practice the Quaker perspective on mission has always been an alternative response to the more general “winning souls mentality” it is far more holistic and operates out of a conviction that God is already at work in our world, it is our job as the church not to bring God to the… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 8th mo. 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tony Lowe: Taking up residency where God's love flows freely

Tony Lowe: Taking up residency where God's love flows freely. It’s not an easy place to be. People on both sides are often disappointed or angry or no longer even consider you a friend because they perceive you are not in total agreement with them, or don’t understand why you have to look at issues from more than one side. It’s not an easy place to be because it demands that you act and… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 8th mo. 11, 2010 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Journey to Peace Gem reflects on life so far

Journey to Peace Gem reflects on life so far. My personal goal, above all else is to seek unity with God. Striving for that goal often takes great courage. It means saying "yes" to the leadings of the Spirit even when I think that the work is too difficult or when I am afraid. It means speaking out when I see injustice and opening my arms in love to embrace the wounded.…



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Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 28, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Peggy Parsons: Miracles

Peggy Parsons: Miracles. I know something new about miracles today. A miracle is 50% capacity and 50% courage. You say you believe and then God calls your bluff. Jesus walks among us and we call his name or reach for the hem of his garment or he sees us in our helpless need and is moved by compassion.



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Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cubbie says he don’t show much these days

Cubbie says he don’t show much these days. i would just love to feel confident in nonoppressive god-talk. or being firmer in my belief that even if god is not being spoken of, the same things are in the air and happening. and being able to point it out when it’s there and say, “this, this moment, this is what i mean by god.”…


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Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 14, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Contemplative Scholar: Depression or Faith Crisis?

Contemplative Scholar: Depression or Faith Crisis?I finally have to confess to myself that I've been in a serious faith crisis. This surprises me, because I am a person of very strong faith. What is different is that I haven't been talking with God much lately. It used to be that I was aware of God's presence and had a kind of friendly ongoing rapport with God. I would talk to God. But these… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 6, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

Timothy Travis: The narrative theologies in Quaker journals

Timothy Travis: The narrative theologies in Quaker journals. This kind of narrative speaks from one’s own experience (and not from, as I say, “second hand” or “hearsay” religion) and, if one does not run ahead of one’s measure of light, this narrative will not incude unwarranted, speculative and divisive conclusions about the nature, character or purposes of God that are not part of… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 7th mo. 6, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Liz Opp: Letting God In

Liz Opp: Letting God In. I've been thinking that in some ways, having the privilege that I have is like having an impermeable seal around me--so impermeable that it keeps God out too. So today I've been particularly grateful for the worship community I'm a part of because somehow, when I'm with them and we are worshiping, the Light of God seems to be able to sear through that otherwise impermeable… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Of What Value is Theology?

Timothy Travis: Of What Value is Theology?: If you share the traditional Quaker experiential knowledge of direct and transforming guidance from Christ/Light/Spirit, what good is theology? (the study of God and God's relation to the world. What is the value of thinking about such things as the nature, character and purposes of God?…


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Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Quaker Meeting and Me

Su Penn: Still Thinking About My Quaker Meeting & Me: I thought that if it was really OK with my meeting to have a pamphlet published that equated "God" and "goodness," then I was definitely in the wrong place. And I also felt that I did not have it in me to be the lone voice of dissent; I really, in that moment, intended to let them go ahead and publish that pamphlet. And then, I thought,… Continue

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The Testimony on Truthfulness

Wess Daniels: the Testimony on Truthfulness: Irregardless of what we call it, listening to, learning, and living the truth are the central activities to the Quaker tradition of truth. These practices of the truth what we see in God’s own acts: when God speaks, God speaks truth, when God acts (as we see in the life of Jesus),… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Walking the line between charity and safety

"James Naylor": Walking the line between charity and safety: So now what do I do if he comes to Meeting? And what do I do if I am in a situation where it is just he and I in Meeting? Do I assume that God has my back? How does one tread that line of Christian love and charity, finding that of God in others, and staying… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Communities vs Religious Societies

Martin Kelley - Communities vs Religious Societies: A "religious society" is not just a "community." As a religious society we are called to have a vision that is stronger and bolder than the language or understanding of individual members. We are not a perfect community, but we can be made more perfect if we return to God to the fullness we've been given. That is why we've come together into a… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 15, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Vision Statements

Colin Saxton on vision statements: A useful vision statement is sort of like a star to steer by. In the absence of a clearly illuminated path or an easy-to-read road map, a brightly lit star can keep us heading in the right direction. In ministry, when so many options are available to us and so many needs crying for attention, we need some sort of direction to help us stay focused on the work God called us to do.… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 14, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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