Sometimes editors just leave out the "Jr." I did write that 1954 article on "Which Way Peace?"
My "senior" was Thompson V. Palmer, a Quaker botanist, nurseryman, and landscape gardener -- with the greenest thumb ever, a strong interest in consumer co-ops, and not the faintest interest in theology!
Thanks, Martin, for featuring my Insight Trails interview with Martin Kelly on Quaker Quaker. It created a nice boost in visits to the blog -- testimony to the QuakerQuaker community -- and inspired me to (finally!) create my QuakerQuaker page. I look forward to being a more active member. Keep up the good work!
Hi, Martin, thanks for your welcome and for your kind words on my Insight Trails blog. I've posted a couple times on Quakerism in the blog -- most recently asking whether early Quakers' concerns about financial debt have resonance again today -- and realized I should be raising these questions to a wider community. I look forward to connecting with you and the QQ community. Best, Jon Berry
In fact I am moving into the heart of Evangelical Friends country -- Newberg, Oregon. There are no unprogrammed meetings there -- and attending those in Portland will be impossible without a car (the bus does not run on Sundays) ...
Thanks for the welcome, Martin. Didn't we first meet at Middletown Friends Meeting, at the extended Meeting for Worship?
I'm afraid I don't routinely get around to reading blogs and the like, but maybe once I get the hang of this site, it'll be different! I'll take your tour of the site, I just noticed. : )
Glad to be a part of the 'Quaker Quaker' whole. Thankyou.
My tone? Didn't intend to scare you. My tone, truth be told, is - and will be - at the very least, civil. But I hope to be rather more than that - compassionate.
Admittedly, these are high aims indeed. And understandably, you may or may not have taken my 'Anarchy' to actually be 'Chaos'. Not so. Instead, I concur rather strongly with the sentiments of one Henry Adams,
"The Virgin and St. Thomas [Aquinas] are my vehicles to anarchism."
Again, thank you for my addition. And I look forward to learning and living in the light of God through Lord Jesus Christ with all that I cross here.
I will be attending my first friends meeting ever this Sunday in the town I live San diego C.A.Ive been a student of scripture for over two decades.I have shed my titles(minister,elder) and just am,Which opened me to the infinite waves of possibilities in embracing all of life.I am a Parent,Friend and Author of a new book called "The Mythology Of Race Mankinds Challenge To A Better World.I Make a postive referrence to the historical view's that the friends took agaisnt slavery As early as the 1600's.I am a peace activist,humanitarian and philosopher and I retired new york city Police Officer.Well Im looking forward to making friends here and learning
There are actually four Quakers on the faculty at Eastern University, and ever so often a student will attend Meeting (I generally extend the invitation at some point.) I'm happy to find this web site -- I ran across it while looking for ideas for revising our Meeting's web site (Radnor.)
Thanks for the welcome, Martin. I did get the video posted, and also listed our Quaker Lecture coming up on Sunday. It fits in with your recent posts and video with Micah Bales and Faith Kelley, since Katie is also on the organizing committee for YAF2010 gathering. I especially like the sub-title of her talk: Is there room for me at the table?
Thanks so much, Martin, for welcoming me to this very fine site! There's so much here, and it has substance! I think that Lewis Benson would be pleased! I've written to American NFFers and suggested they explore the site and also saw that a couple of British workers are already members. Your offer to post the Wyoming gathering is much appreciated. One of us will try posting it, and if it's no go we'll get back to you for help. Thanks also for offering to put The Word Within on the Books page. Have a couple of things to do on that first - like get it back from the printer's and put it up on the NFF site. We should be ready by the end of the month. I'll be registering this week for the Pendle Hill workshop. Thanks again!
P.S. Oops! I left this comment for myself on my own quakerquaker page.
Martin, I just wanted to say that I am grateful for your notice and support of my writing. It is a ministry I feel called to, particularly ministering about community, and I can use all the assistance I can get in learning how to get the word out! I have appreciated quakerquaker more and more in this regard.
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