Anyone know any of these folks? http://www.jesusmanifesto.com/

I like it, at first encounter.

I've found an answer the question for me that someone asked recently somwhere about whether I identify as Christian first or Quaker. Right now I'd say no, if you are doing what Jesus was doing, we're in communion. Quakers and other Christians alike, from my perspective, just happen to have some tools - disciplines, community, common aims, resources - for doing that same thing.

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Comment by Forrest Curo on 4th mo. 17, 2009 at 5:11pm
If you hunt around, you'll find some things of mine on their site. They seem to be more Anabaptist than anything else--not that that's a bad thing, but it isn't my flavor of worship, nor my theology (The Jewish Renewal groups seem to have better music than any of us, if you're someone like me who prefers minor keys... (Notice how our scales start with 'c' rather than 'a'? The scales beginning with 'a', the minor ones, must have been discovered first, then!) But I seem to be stuck in Egypt on the Saturday shift. Anyway, rather than sing about what wretches they are, they thank God that "The soul you return to me each day is pure!")

But rather than gritting my teeth and trying to "do what Jesus was doing," it seems important to try to "think what Jesus was thinking." After that, what he was doing might feel more natural.
Comment by Forrest Curo on 4th mo. 19, 2009 at 5:07pm
Another thing on their site, although harder to locate than it used to be: several books by Jacques Ellul, several out of print in this country.

The one on Money & Power is a real challenge.

A mind that blends French Protestant theology & Marxism (among other things) is not always easy to follow. But when you try, he pulls some remarkable insights out from those divergent notions!

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