Doug Bennett's Blog – 3rd mo. 2013 Archive (7)

Among Friends, Who Is an Evangelical? Is Anyone a Fundamentalist?

March 28, 2013

A month ago, I featured here three paragraphs from a 1959 Friends Journal article by Howard Brinton entitled “The Place of Quakerism in Modern Christian Thought.” The three paragraphs concerned Brinton’s view of fundamentalism among Friends.

The blog post drew…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

John Punshon's Hopes for Friends (5)

March 25, 2013

This is the fifth of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 25, 2013 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

John Punshon's Hopes for Friends (4)

March 22, 2013

Fourth of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here.

John Punshon begins his…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 22, 2013 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

John Punshon's Hopes for Friends (3)

March 21, 2013

Third of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.

John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope is unabashedly an argument. Those who are uncomfortable with arguments may not warm to this book,…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 21, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

John Punshon's Hopes for Friends (2)

March 19, 2013

Second of a series of posts on John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Future of the Friends Church. Part 1 is here

In no way does John Punshon attempt to give a proper history of Quakers in the U.S. over the past two centuries, but he does see Quakerism – indeed any denomination – as being a dynamic movement that constantly has to adjust in response to new…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 19, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

John Punshon's Hopes for Friends

March 15, 2013

I’ve been re-reading John Punshon’s Reasons for Hope: The Faith and Future of the Friends Church (Friends United Press, 2001).  I read it quickly in 2001 when it came out, but now see I didn’t give it the care and attention it deserved. What’s more, I can’t find any indication there was much substantial discussion of it among Friends. I think it was and is worth our careful…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 15, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Unity and Disunity Among Friends: A Tale of Web Links

March 13, 2013     Important Update Below

I was struck recently – quite favorably – by something written by Colin Saxton, General Secretary of Friends United Meeting (FUM).  Unity was his topic:

“For all of our principled moral and doctrinal stands, however, I keep wondering, “Why is there almost never a principled stand for unity, at least among those who are followers of Christ?” In fact, in the…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 3rd mo. 13, 2013 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

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