Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
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…Continue
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Every once in awhile I’ll be out and about in Quakerland, when someone will turn to me and ask "So how's QuakerQuaker doing?" I always surprise myself a bit by saying “It’s doing great!”
Really: ten years ago who would have guessed that this would still be the home of such an active online community? Today there are over 3200 registered members. The site gets over 4000 visitors to the site every month. 2400 people have subscribed to the Facebook page and 2600 follow on Twitter, where…Continue
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It's that time of the quarter again: QuakerQuaker's Paypal account has run dry and it's time for a special appeal. A couple of internet bills are coming due over the next few weeks and we need a bit of extra help.Continue
A SPECIAL PLEA
This month your trusty editor did have to dip into his personal bank account to cover the QQ expenses. Please consider giving a one-time gift or $10 monthly support if you are able. Other options are listed on…Continue
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Highlights from last week's QuakerQuaker Editor Picks. All accessible from our Tumblr at http://daily.quakerquaker.org
Young adults in leadership…Continue
Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Have you checked out the QuakerQuaker homepage lately? We've been doing some redesigning lately: it's more spacious, with commentary in the posts and more visuals throughout. The conversations on the site have also been unusually fruitful and there's been a lot of great blog posts and video sharing.
I'd like to share some of the ways we've been sharing more of the Quaker conversation out into the world.
Tumblr: We have had a quiet presence on the…Continue
I'm not sure how many people have noticed some major changes on the QuakerQuaker site over the last month or so.
Editors' Picks: The links to Quaker articles across the internet now come with handsome pictures. Even better, there's add context and commentary for each entry. I'm hoping this makes these more accessible to newcomers and helps engender more dialogue among Friends. I've been watching the great community and conversation on hybrid journalism/blog sites like…Continue
Added by QuakerQuaker on 3rd mo. 6, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Support still needed
I'm still in awe of the great response for our fundraising appeal in January. Thank you all! I'm using the equipment you all helped purchase every day. But there are still expenses, of course. Some of the generous people who signed up for recurring monthly donations have canceled lastly (they all still like the site, life just happened and they need to hold on to a little of their funds).
Anthony Manousos: Reflections on the Quaker Testimonies
One reason many Friends have lost touch with the Inward Light and rely instead on external Testimonies is that we have become too conventionally educated and “heady.” There is nothing wrong with relying on reason or on authority to some extent, according to Brinton, but they are not enough.…
Added by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Another interesting fundraising story from this spring: a lifelong Friend in his twenties wrote asking if he could sponsor the project for more than the typical $10/month plan. He explained that he was going to be living in the area of the world without an active Quaker community, and planned on using online forums like QuakerQuaker as his means of staying in touch with the Quaker world. He wanted to set up a donation schedule that matched what…Continue
Added by QuakerQuaker on 5th mo. 6, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments
The QuakerQuaker community is amazing. Last Thursday I sent an email appeal out after my laptop died. The response has been amazing! In just this week, 62 people have donated a little over $3000. That's amazing, and I feel very humbled. I have replacement equipment and have been able to pay off many of outstanding communication bills. Thank you all so very much!
The overwhelmingly-positive response answers two of the most pressing questions I had posed: Is this a project that readers…Continue
Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 31, 2013 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Over the last few months I've been worried about where QuakerQuaker is headed. Donations have covered basic hosting costs but there hasn't been enough left over for a behind-the-scenes infrastructure that's been slowly crumbling.
This afternoon, an essential part of that infrastructure collapsed. My laptop, which is my only computer at home, has died. It's five years old and has been falling apart over the last year so it's no surprise, but it will be hard to keep QuakerQuaker updated…Continue
Recent Picks from the QuakerQuaker Editors:
... we as Christians have failed to the extent that we offer up false smiles and stale certainties in the face real and genuine pain and ambiguity. We fail others and we fail ourselves, and he calls us to burn…Continue
Added by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 30, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments
Every once in a while Quaker bloggers and forum regulars seems to come together to address particular interests. In the last few weeks this has been happening around two issues: the pending break-up of Indiana Yearly Meeting and the financial difficulties of sustaining ministries in the Quaker model.
First off, the slow-motion split-up of Indiana Yearly Meeting continues, with new official recommendations recently released. Doug Bennett posted…Continue
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QuakerQuaker This Week, 6th Month 10, 2012
A Friend asks if we're risk averse, the AFSC urges us not to simply protect the status quo, Kenyan Friends respond to war, and a pacifist challenges a self-identified Friend with the highest soapbox in American media.
QQ Editor Picks, 6/10/2012…
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Some post-Easter reflections on the Quaker Blogosphere. Patricia Barber writes of a Land of Saturdays, where we've embraced the life and death of Christ, but haven't yet experienced the joy and certainty of the Resurrection.…Continue
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QuakerQuaker this Week, 4/9/2012
In the Quaker blogs, Alice M Yaxley asks "What Does the Gospel Look Like?" and writes "The problem's too complex for us to solve with our own minds, but sinking down into the Holy Spirit's well of deep peace and compassion, I believe we are each being led into the action that is required uniquely of us." Her post began as a response…Continue
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QuakerQuaker This Week, 4/1/2012
On the Quaker blogs this week, there's a must-read post from Johan Maurer on the dangers of religious zealotry in the political realm, Being Wrong is Not the Same as Being Evil. For meetings trying to navigate the balance between group identity Stephen Davison has useful reflections in …Continue
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