All Videos Tagged ohio (QuakerQuaker) - QuakerQuaker 2021-03-09T01:25:06Z http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=ohio&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Mayhem & Foolishness tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2010-04-09:2360685:Video:24213 2010-04-09T03:52:48.477Z Dan Kasztelan http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/DanKasztelan <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/mayhem-foolishness"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509222685?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=159" width="240" height="159" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Members of the Quaker Leader Scholars Program at Wilmington College reflect on their experiences in the program. Much laughter ensues. <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/mayhem-foolishness"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509222685?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=159" width="240" height="159" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Members of the Quaker Leader Scholars Program at Wilmington College reflect on their experiences in the program. Much laughter ensues. Arthur Berk: Basic Christian Quakerism tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-06-22:2360685:Video:11075 2009-06-22T21:11:05.895Z Martin Kelley http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/MartinKelley <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/arthur-berk-basic-christian"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509222168?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br><b><i>Arthur Berk (<a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/ArthurBerk">QQ Profile</a>) lives in New York City Friend but is a member of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative).<br></br> Books and pamphlets by Arthur Berk can be obtained from <a href="http://www.nffellowship.org">New Foundation Fellowship</a>. Recorded 6/20/09 at the Conservative Friends Gathering in Lancaster County,…</i></b> <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/arthur-berk-basic-christian"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509222168?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br /><b><i>Arthur Berk (<a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/ArthurBerk">QQ Profile</a>) lives in New York City Friend but is a member of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative).<br /> Books and pamphlets by Arthur Berk can be obtained from <a href="http://www.nffellowship.org">New Foundation Fellowship</a>. Recorded 6/20/09 at the Conservative Friends Gathering in Lancaster County, Pa.</i></b><br /> <br /> ARTHUR BERK: Quakerism originated as a Christ-centered Christian religion which accepted Christ not only as the author of the Sermon on the Mount and other great stuff but as a living God, as a living creator, as the one who brings us to peace, and the one who shows us love, as the one who brings us together so we can hear God's voice when he speaks to us. When we are open to Christ we can accept his peace and disarm ourselves, not just with outward weaponry, but with our own hostilities, prejudices and our own thinking.<br /> <br /> We're supposed to open ourselves to what God expects of us and not what we expect of each other. Too much in Quakerism is individual expectation and how much intellect one has rather than what one is hearing from the Lord.<br /> <br /> QUESTION: What kind of suggestions do you have for people who want to get closer to Christ?<br /> <br /> ARTHUR BERK: First, have waiting worship yourself within a group that has experienced Christ. Then you share that experience with others. You'll see that Christ is not only speaking to thee, but to all of us. We have to sometimes suspend intellectual judgement. I'm not anti-intellectual, but we need to be able to hear and do what Jesus expects of us. God created us to bring this world into his Holy Kingdom. When we accept that we can be brought into his Kingdom. When brought into the Kingdom, we can disarm ourselves and stop thinking to exploit others so we can make a bountiful living. We can seek the good in others and encourage them to wait on the Lord so that they too can experience the same Christ that we experience.<br /> <br /> QUESTION: People can come to gatherings like this one, an weekend gathering each year happening in Lancaster County and Barnesville, Ohio. This is one of the places people come. What other places might they look?<br /> <br /> ARTHUR BERK: You can meet Christ-centered people in other meetings and have gatherings with them. You don't have to wait until Ohio has something. You can encourage those who are inclined to want that type of worship where we hear and love to be able to gather together. We need to encourage that type of gathering. Wwe could go far off and speak to ourselves but that's not the point. The point is to reach people. An important aspect of George Fox's ministry was reaching out to those who could experience Christ. He preached to the Blacks, Native Americans and other people. People can be open to Jesus's message if we're willing to gather and share it.<br /> <br /> ---<br /> <br /> MORE:<br /> <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/photo/photo/listTagged?tag=conservative2009">Photos from the Conservative Gathering</a><br /> (tagged conservative2009) Quaker Video and electronic outreach tag:www.quakerquaker.org,2009-03-21:2360685:Video:6787 2009-03-21T15:25:56.849Z Martin Kelley http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/MartinKelley <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-video-and-electronic"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="90" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509223553?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120"></img><br /> </a> <br></br><b>An interview with Raye Hodgson of <a href="http://www.ohioyearlymeeting.org/">Ohio Yearly Meeting Conservative</a>, who serves on their Electronic Outreach Committee.</b><br></br> <br></br> <b>Raye:</b> Ohio Yearly Meeting holds our yearly meeting in Barnesville Ohio--some people know us as those Barnesville folks. We have an electronic Outreach Committee and that includes the oversight… <a href="http://www.quakerquaker.org/video/quaker-video-and-electronic"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1509223553?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120" height="90" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br /><b>An interview with Raye Hodgson of <a href="http://www.ohioyearlymeeting.org/">Ohio Yearly Meeting Conservative</a>, who serves on their Electronic Outreach Committee.</b><br/> <br /> <b>Raye:</b> Ohio Yearly Meeting holds our yearly meeting in Barnesville Ohio--some people know us as those Barnesville folks. We have an electronic Outreach Committee and that includes the oversight and ministry associated with our website. We spend time thinking about how to open up to people who might be interested in Friends' ways and might want to know more about us whether or not they've ever read the Journal of George Fox. We're trying to expand our witness, if you will.<br /> <br /> One of the questions that has come up in this electronic outreach group is: what types of communication or video are useful for someone to get to know us but also respectful of the fact that we do worship and that worship is a spiritually intimate time. We're trying to bridge and deal with respecting the worshippers, the Friends themselves, to not put on a performance and yet to try to communicate what it is that is edifying in practice and worship.<br /> <br /> <b>Martin:</b> How do you give newcomers a taste of Quakers without directing it too much? If you just have that silent empty box it's hard for newcomers to know what should be filling that box.<br /> <br /> <b>Raye:</b> One of the things Friends have done for hundreds of years is to publish, to keep journals and to share that. But that's not all there is to the Friends experience. There are those quiet times and those moments of ministry that we believe are Spirit-inspired. Many of us wish we could give people a little taste of that because that doesn't show up in a lot of published writings. That spontaneous and timely, and at times prophetic, witness that we see in our Meetings. We have considered digital video as a way to do that.<br /> <br /> <b>Martin:</b> I love the video possibilities here. Video can be a way of reaching out to more people.<br /> <br /> <b>Raye:</b> It's not just anything that can be written. Certainly the writings that have been published are very helpful in getting some sort of a glimmer of where we have been, or in some cases where we are headed or where we are. But there is nothing like that experience of being with Friends in meeting. It doesn't always happen but there are these moments called a covered meeting or a gathered meeting where everybody seems to be in the same place spiritually and when seems to be messages and gifts coming through people. That's difficult to get across.<br /> <br /> We're hoping that with video we can discuss these kinds of things after the fact. We don't want to turn it into a spectator sport or performance.<br /> <br /> <b>Martin:</b> Authenticity is a key part of the Quaker message. You're not practicing what you're going to say for First Day or Sunday. You're sitting there and waiting for that immediate spirit to come upon you.<br /> <br /> <b>Raye:</b> We don't know when that will happen. There are meetings where everybody is very quiet, where there's a sense of that spirit and unity but it may be an outwardly quiet meeting. I have been in meetings where someone stood up and began to sing their message or a psalm or someone had a wonderful sermon that was perfect for the moment. These things happen but we don't know when they will.