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QQ Response to the Virus

Started this discussion. Last reply by William F Rushby 4th month 25. 6 Replies

The QQ response to the Virus crisis seems anemic!  Why??Continue

A Time of Spiritual and Social Ferment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Maxwell 5th month 14. 23 Replies

We are living in a time of profound spiritual and social ferment.  Many people have realized their lack of connectedness to others.  I suspect that they are (or will) realize that they need to find a…Continue

Quotable Quotes

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Appleman 2006 on MennoNet: "There is no fence high enough to keep a wandering soul from walking away from God." March 5, 2020From Timothy Larsen, church historian, in *Christianity Today*: "As for…Continue

Cerebrating About God

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Keel 2nd month 6. 3 Replies

I have noticed that some Friends get caught up (or is it ‘entangled”?) in cerebrating (thinking and reasoning) about God and other spiritual matters. What one can and cannot accept or believe becomes…Continue

 

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Keith Saylor commented on William F Rushby's blog post 'From John Woolman on Ministry'
"Summary, Observations, and Considerations John Woolman's Journal Chapter 8 Paragraph One In this paragraph Woolman's mind is drawn to visit some Meetings. He determines to first seek heavenly instruction about when to make the journey by…"
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Keith Saylor commented on William F Rushby's blog post 'From John Woolman on Ministry'
"Last minute changes. For various reasons I have created a independent framework for Woolman's  Journal. Ignore the links above. Here are the new links to the Journal Journal Title Page Woolman Journal Chapter Eight Serious Considerations…"
yesterday
William F Rushby replied to Keith Saylor's discussion 'From: The Ear of the Soul ...'
"Branson uses the "ear of my soul" 29 times in her journal, more than any other writer, according to the Digital Quaker Collection."
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William F Rushby replied to Keith Saylor's discussion 'From: The Ear of the Soul ...'
"For the complete text of Branson's journal, see Digital Quaker Collection: https://esr.earlham.edu/dqc/index.html ;(search for Ann Branson)"
2nd day (Mon)
William F Rushby replied to Keith Saylor's discussion 'From: The Ear of the Soul ...'
"Ann Branson of Ohio Yearly Meeting used the expression "ear of my soul" in her journal; “I presently heard this language . . . addressed to the ear of my soul, viz: ‘Ye shall not see me henceforth until ye say blessed is he…"
2nd day (Mon)
William F Rushby left a comment for Maria Lucia Mesquita
"Prayers for you and your loved ones to be spared from the Pandemic!"
2nd day (Mon)
Keith Saylor commented on William F Rushby's blog post 'From John Woolman on Ministry'
"Chapter Eight from Woolman's Journal and an essay entitled "Serious Considerations on Various Subjects of Importance" has been keyboarded and published for use as reference. The basic online structure is created for the eventual…"
7th day (Sat)
William F Rushby replied to Aaron J Levitt's discussion 'Led to song?'
"List of Quaker History  and Bulletin articles at https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/394"
6th month 8
William F Rushby replied to Aaron J Levitt's discussion 'Led to song?'
"See also Joshua L Baily, "Friends and Music," Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, Vol.23, #1, Spring, 1934, 22-30.  The *Bulletin* was the predecessor of Quaker History and its articles are available for free download…"
6th month 8
William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Northeastern Anabaptist/Conservative Friends' in the group Conservative Friends
"A bit more advice: Leadership should not be limited to one person or one family.  Such limitation on leadership narrows the scope of initiative and responsibility and portends "burnout" for a few and spiritual unemployment for others…"
5th month 31
William F Rushby replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Northeastern Anabaptist/Conservative Friends' in the group Conservative Friends
"This is some advice I gave to Barbara Smith many years ago about starting a new Conservative Friends fellowship in the Finger Lakes area of NYS.  I think it is still good advice, for which reason I am quoting it here! Reply by William F…"
5th month 30
William F Rushby commented on William F Rushby's blog post 'From John Woolman on Ministry'
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5th month 28
Keith Saylor commented on William F Rushby's blog post 'From John Woolman on Ministry'
"Preface to Study Hello William In consideration of how to proceed with this study of John Woolman's Journal, I concluded to anchor the study on questions and comments you posted. With these focal points in mind, I decided to jump ahead and go…"
5th month 28
William F Rushby replied to Aaron J Levitt's discussion 'Led to song?'
"https://muse.jhu.edu/article/394004/pdf [ This content has been declared free to read by the publisher during the COVID-19 pandemic. ]"
5th month 18
William F Rushby replied to Aaron J Levitt's discussion 'Led to song?'
"Singing in the Spirit in Early QuakerismKenneth L. CarrollQuaker History, Volume 73, Number 1, Spring 1984, pp. 1-13 (Article)"
5th month 18
Forrest Curo replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Faith: The Great Big Puzzle'
"Let's say instead that they don't typically call the Light "Christ", "Spirit," or "God", and thus lack any plausible way of making sense of the guidance they often, in fact, receive. So often they're led…"
5th month 15

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From John Woolman on Ministry

Posted on 4th mo. 28, 2020 at 5:52am 41 Comments

From John Woolman (1741)

I went to meetings in an awful frame of mind, and endeavored to be inwardly acquainted with the language of the true Shepherd. And one day, being under a strong exercise of spirit, I stood up, and said some words in a meeting, but not keeping close to the divine opening, I said more than was required of me and being soon sensible to my error, I was afflicted in mind some weeks, without any light or comfort, even to that degree that I could take…

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Ever Hear of Andrea Palpant Gilley? Robert Woodberry?

Posted on 1st mo. 10, 2014 at 1:16pm 1 Comment

The January/February 2014 issue of Christianity Today ran a cover story entitled: "The World The Missionaries Made".  The author is Andrea Gilley.  The author ID said that she "spent part of her childhood in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries."

Her essay focusses on the research of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist who teaches at the U of Texas.  For his dissertation, he examined the impact of "conversionary" Protestant…

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At 3:48pm on 5th mo. 3, 2020, David Keel said…
I'm sorry to hear that. Thank you for the friendship on here.

David
At 4:00pm on 1st mo. 23, 2020, David Keel said…

Hi William,  I became interested in George Fox as a younger Christian, and William Penn also.  I was impressed by them and the early Quakers commitment and laying down of their lives in England to go all out to spread the message of Jesus. 

And I lived in a town called Horsham where George Fox was imprisoned just a hundred yards from where I was living.   But my interest in them and also the early Puritans  got awakened when the Lord led me out to commit myself to pray and repent each night in the hills where I lived.  I was led by the Holy Spirit each night.  

I would love the Quaker and Puritan movements to return to the place where they were at all of those years ago.

Is that a photo of you in the car ?

At 2:08pm on 1st mo. 20, 2017, Carolyn Taylor said…

Hi there, William..You got my name wrong. It is, 'Carolyn'.

And I would be happy to help you start a group for 'Anabaptis

Friends". That about describes me in a nutshell!

Blessings,

Carolyn

At 9:27am on 1st mo. 20, 2017, Carolyn Taylor said…

Thank You, William!

I joined QQ several years ago. The thing is, I took time away. Thought I was going to be Anabaptist and started attending the Church of God in Christ, Mennonites in Livingston, CA. The only problem is, I don't drive and my husband doesn't want to go 66 miles one way to church even once a month..I would be there all the time, if I could. But cannot be and the Doctrine classes are hard to fit in when people can only come here every so often..nothing regular and so I set it aside. It hurts me very much to do so,too. I have come back to be a Quaker as that is what I was before attempting to be a Mennonite. I live "out of the world" now even more so than before. It is kind of a lonely existence on my narrow way. 

  I am 64, married to Mark for 25 yrs. We have one daughter 18 who is starting college. And four dogs. One is my Diabetic Alert Dog, Regis. The other 3 are Jack Russell Terriers.

Yes I have met some of the OGB people from Modesto. They are lovely folks.

I never met your famous horse or visited a farm here. I live in the woods in Central Stockton next to the original Stockton Country Club. Near Smith Canal and on a quiet circle where mostly  older folks are. We are in a gated community.

At 1:02am on 3rd mo. 12, 2016, Dean E. Hartley said…

My father was Robert Elmer Hartley. Everett was his oldest brother. Everett's son was Harvey. Harvey died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, March 30, 1963, while serving in the Peace Corps. His only sibling is Dorothy Pearle Hartley Burlingame (on Facebook). Harvey was about 9 years older than me.

At 1:53am on 3rd mo. 9, 2016, T. Vail Palmer, Jr. said…

Since he took over this year as head of Barclay Press, Eric Muhr has been sending out to a contact list a weekly email column titled "Long Story Short."

In this week's "Long Story Short," he included the following words:

"One of our ongoing projects is a study from T Vail Palmer on reading the Bible with empathy, a study whose first volume we hope to release later this year.
Copyright © 2016 Barclay Press, All rights reserved."

At 6:15pm on 12th mo. 11, 2015, Keith Saylor said…

Hello William,

You may have been aware of this, however, just in case you were not I thought you might find it of interest. 

SITE OF FIRST QUAKER MEETING IN CAYUGA COUNTY DEMOLISHED

Historic Ledyard home demolished, site of Cayuga County's first Quaker meeting.

At 6:03pm on 7th mo. 27, 2015, Don Badgley said…

The New Your Yearly Meeting website is NYYM.org

At 6:02pm on 7th mo. 27, 2015, Don Badgley said…

Friends,

My keynote message will be posted on the Yearly Meeting website by week's end.  I can send it directly if you wish.  Just ask at don51249@aol.com.  Thanks for the interest.

At 1:34am on 4th mo. 1, 2015, Christopher Willis said…

Hi!  Thank you for the welcome!  I am a birthright Quaker but strayed as a young man, probably because of my age and some of the new age influences of my parents generation.  I am searching to be better, but more feel a drive to become more active, rather than passive believer.  I am seeking an outlet, perhaps through some sort of developing world "missionary" works.

Thank you

 
 
 

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"Branson uses the "ear of my soul" 29 times in her journal, more than any other writer,…"
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"Hi William, thanks for the good wishes. In God we trust."
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