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QuakerQuaker Picks, 1/14/2011

EDITOR PICKS

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? 

  • David Johns: Angry public conversation and learning to bless http://bit.ly/eYo5wR

    "The aggressiveness of societal discourse speaks a curse—so much easier to utter in…
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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

QuakerQuaker Wrapup, 11/26

Our Friday Wrap-up, week ending 11/26/10


QUAKER PRACTICE
Cat Chapin-Bishop: Spiritual Authority http://bit.ly/i94TZ6
Ashley W.: Care Committee Report http://bit.ly/hac1mc
Quaker Musings Susanne - Foot Washing? http://bit.ly/fmD35D
Quiet Way Ember: 'Remember Me'.…
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Added by QuakerQuaker on 11th mo. 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

(From Martin, QuakerQuaker's publisher)


Hard to believe, but the QuakerQuaker community is turning five years old in a week! The project evolved gradually over time but December 6th will be the fifth anniversary of the registration of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, which makes it as good a birthday as any other marker.…


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Added by QuakerQuaker on 11th mo. 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Best of QuakerQuaker (11/19/10)

Our Friday Wrap-up, Week Ending Eleventh Month 19 2010


Quaker Stories
The New Yorker: The Quaker Capitalist & the Chocolate Factory http://bit.ly/8YHbWG
Peggy Parsons: Joyfully subversive http://bit.ly/dmPcqx ;


Spiritual Practices
Johan Maurer: Experimenting with prayer…
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Best of QuakerQuaker: Mission, Plainness and Trust

Our Friday Wrap-up, Week Ending 10/22/10


God Talk:


Timothy Travis: Being Free Here and Now

"Sin and its resulting evil are not huge and not far away. Both are small, quiet and quite common..."



Danny Coleman: Hearing God

"It is when I get still and small myself that I'm apt to hear God…
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Ashley W shares the (sometimes messy) style of Freedom Friends

Ashley W shares the (sometimes messy) style of Freedom Friends. As a member of Freedom Friends, I feel honored when it is mentioned by someone from outside the church, but I know that the reality is a lot messier than our image sometimes is. When I have led worship at Freedom Friends, it has usually been a last-minute thing. Someone else was not available, and I am there and able to lead, so I… Continue

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Danny Coleman: Hearing God

Danny Coleman: Hearing God. But what I find is that if my mind is filled with "stuff" -- TV, music, etc., then there is too much noise to hear the still small voice of God. It is when I get still and small myself that I'm apt to hear God speak. One of the reasons I became a Quaker was because they seem to have realized this and made it a central part of their worship.…



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Timothy Travis: Being Free Here and Now

Timothy Travis: Being Free Here and Now. My states of mind create my behavior. Sinful states of mind cause evil behavior that causes problems for me and for those around me. Fear pushes me around as though I am a grocery cart. The work of Christ is to bring sin and evil down to earth, down to size, down home, down to me. Sin and its resulting evil are not huge and not far away. Both are small, quiet and… Continue

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Susanne K: Liberal White Guilt and the Quaker Peace Testimony

Susanne K: Liberal White Guilt and the Quaker Peace Testimony. 'The original [peace testimony] texts actually don’t address the impact of physical violence on its victims. Instead, the writers say they are willing to accept physical suffering if that is the consequence of refusing to engage in violent actions that would make them morally guilty.'…



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Cherice: Preparation and Forms of Worship

Cherice: Preparation and Forms of Worship. I think if programmed worship is done well, it is planned in the presence of God. This means we listen to God as we're planning and preparing various elements. It also means we hold everything loosely during the worship time: if something doesn't feel right at the time, we're open and responsive to letting God change the plans… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 18, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Aj Schwanz: Wanting to commit to being with God

Aj Schwanz: Wanting to commit to being with God. I have a piece of paper next to my bed with a quote from the previous week’s homework: 'God, I want to commit to starting every day by asking for you to remind me of your presence with me.'



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Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 15, 2010 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Cherice: Living Out Calling in Radical Ways?

Cherice: Living Out Calling in Radical Ways? And if we listen to Christ, are we willing to break away from mainstream Christianity in the United States and live out that calling in more radical ways? Are we willing to be different, to not just be another Protestant denomination with a few quirks, like not taking communion? We definitely need to make space to listen to prophets rising… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 15, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Max Carter: Scripture written before homosexuality understood

Max Carter: Scripture written before homosexuality understood. In terms of homosexuality, I suspect that most scripture was written way before we had an understanding of the term - and the nature of human sexuality. Most clergy are products of their own culture and boxed sets of perceptions. Our personal experiences are limited. Our logic is often faulty and our reason… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 14, 2010 at 5:37pm — 4 Comments

LizOpp considers privilege and prophetic ministry

LizOpp considers privilege and prophetic ministry. What happens when we "persist in deciding things in this way" to the detriment of the bringing about the kin(g)dom of God? What if we give so much weight to the role of the community and to testing the sense of the meeting that we fail to recognize prophetic ministry that has risen from among us?…



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Kevin Camp: Shall We Resemble Our Founder Or Our Creator?

Kevin Camp: Shall We Resemble Our Founder Or Our Creator? I am reminded of this when I contemplate just how many schisms and divisions Quakerism has undergone over the years. Being that we carry within us the memory of George Fox, we often believe that our unique branch, yearly meeting, organization, tradition, or manner of worship is the correct one, and that someone else’s is in vain. One… Continue

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David Johns: When Do We Lay it Down?

David Johns: When Do We Lay it Down? Occasionally we expect the committees (and let’s add here, organizations, meetings, churches, programs, etc.) we form to last, if not forever, for a very long time. How do we know when something has served its purpose? How do we know when it is time to move on? How do we know when it is time, as Quakers like to say, to “lay it down.”…



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Brad Tricola: Postmodernism & Friends' Opportunities

Brad Tricola: Postmodernism & Friends' Opportunities. On the last day part of the dialogue was, how are we as Friends especially equipped and prepared to minister within a post-modern culture. Leading Christian thinkers like Leonard Sweet, (and Todd Hunter) believe that Quakers, as antiquated as they may seem, are uniquely… Continue

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Robin M: Help Wanted 2010

Robin M: Help Wanted 2010. Will all these institutions survive this once in a lifetime mass shift in leadership? How many will move in new and vibrant directions? Are there too many openings at one time? Are there enough younger Friends who are ready, willing and able to take on new responsibilities? To take on the hard work and hard choices? To commit? New wine needs new wineskins with every harvest. But… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 10, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

Martin Kelley: "Tell them all this but do not expect them to listen"

Martin Kelley: "Tell them all this but do not expect them to listen". I’m more than three-quarters of the way through the Bible (I’m stretching my One Year Bible plan across two years) and that’s really all it is: story after story of human’s relations with God. Friends have picked up this methodology in a big way. Our primary religious education is the journals elders have… Continue

Added by QuakerQuaker on 10th mo. 9, 2010 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

Ashley W Shares her Visitor Report from NWYM

Ashley W Shares her Visitor Report from NWYM. Thank you for the opportunity to visit NWYM on behalf of NPYM again. I enjoyed my time at NWYM annual session and I felt well used while I was there. I am glad that NPYM and NWYM have such a good relationship and I hope that the yearly meetings will continue to send visitors so that Friends in the Northwest can get to know each other better. Posted by… Continue

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