"I watched Rick Steves on PBS last night -- journeying through Egypt. I thought it was an indicator of the times - and culture in America - when Rick Steves said that America too has a problem with fundamentalists.
"We need a God-centered faith rather than a self-centered or peer-centered one. "Ego", what I think I (or, Heaven forbid, my friends) can accept as Truth, will never take us where we need to go! Draw close to Christ and learn of…"
"Thanks for your post Alice. I agree with you - for me too the regular reading of Scriptures keeps me close to Him.
The biggest mistakes I made in life are when I was not regularly reading his word. My life experience…"
"This is really interesting Coleen. Thanks for posting. I read the scriptures daily as part of my prayer time. I think reading the scriptures helps me get over myself and connect to the ancient and present wisdom of God's presence. Not a…"
"Licia Kuenning: "So I do not say to Friends that if they study the Quaker past they will learn how to recreate it. The seventeenth century will not come again. I have the more modest hope that we will learn to tell the truth about it.""
I have found the writings of Lewis Benson very helpful in finding my way through the thicket of Quaker writing. None Were So Clear, edited by Terry Wallace, is probably a good place to start. I do not regard…"
""Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor…"
From my perspective there is nothing "under examination" between Coleen and me, except maybe our ability to connect despite differences of perspective. We are primarily building a relation rather than exchanging information and…"
"I wonder where this dialogue is taking us??? I believe that Wim and Coleen express lots of opinions, some of which are rather judgmental but do they really come to grips with what others are saying. Condemning professional ministers…"
By the way, I just saw a video -- U.S. former national security director, John Ratcliffe, saying on the Maria Bartiromo show that there have been a lot of UFO sightings - objects flying faster than the sound barrier - but without…"
I wrote "Secularization for the sake of religion" from the reality of Dutch society, as experienced and acknowledged by most Christians here: we are quickly becoming marginalized. Not persecuted, but irrelevant.…"
"I followed the link the first time didn't get much past the first page.
I followed it again, but frankly -- the jargon is not meant to be easily understood -- probably because if people did it would make them angry.
There is nothing…"
You ask: "if you do everything right, is it enough?" Doing a right thing implies 'contributing to the Kingdom' to me, rather than 'staying within law/rules' (like in 'being sufficiently charitable,…"