Roger Dreisbach-Williams's Blog (4)

The basis and structure of The Religious Society of Friends

My proposal is that the Religious Society of Friends exists to enable its members to be more faithful to God. It exists because God is the Creator and We are Creatures, part of a broader Creation for which we are (in the image of God) stewards. Each of us has the overwhelming task of discerning our place in the creation and our responsibility as stewards.



It's understandable that the most common response to this reality is denial but Friends proclaim the good news that God loves us… Continue

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 10th mo. 4, 2010 at 5:56pm — 5 Comments

From Commandment to Declaration

On the occasion of my conviction as a Christian I was given a song: Abba, I love thee with all my heart/Abba, I love thee with all my soul. Abba, I love thee with all my strength/Abba, thy will be done. Give us today our daily bread/Abba, I love thee with all my soul. And do not put me to the test/Abba, thy will be done. Abba, thy will be done.



During worship this week I realized that with the coming of Christ, and for Christians, what had been a commandment - You shall love the Lord,… Continue

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 9th mo. 14, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Publicity Works - or at least gets noticed

4 meetings that are doing Quaker Quest in Philadelphia had announcements on public radio and several people came up to me - I was wearing my standard plain blue shirt with the collar button closed - and commented on it. From what they said I conclude that Quakers are known and admired, and that a friendly invitation to a Quaker Quest type event will get a positive response.

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 3rd mo. 26, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

John 17 - The Prayer of Jesus

Oh Friends! Sink down into the prayer of Jesus. Follow the threads through the tapestry of the text - a hymn of glory. Here is the NJB:

Father, the hour has come:

glorify your Son

so that your Son may glorify you;

so that, just as you have given him power over all humanity,

he may give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him.

And eternal life is this:

to know you,

the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

I have glorified you on… Continue

Added by Roger Dreisbach-Williams on 3rd mo. 16, 2010 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

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