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Comfort in Turmoil

The experience of the self-sustaining eternal life of God immanently established in the consciousness, so that self-awareness, identity, meaning, and purpose is established in God's immanent self-sustaining life, is habitation in the coming of the Kingdom of God into human history.

Taking up habitation in this different way of being…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 3, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Benjamin Franklin's role in the withdrawal of Quakers from Pennsylvania politics

Benjamin Franklin is often held up as a hero of American colonial era, and often conflated with Quakers because of his presence in largely-Quaker Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute, for example, includes the question, “Was Benjamin Franklin a Quaker?” among its …

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Added by Matt on 2nd mo. 29, 2020 at 5:05pm — 4 Comments

Being Drawn into the Life itself.

Research Notes: TGMOTG

Charles Leslie on page 196 of his 1697 edition of The Snake in the Grass highlights one of George Fox's responses to one of William Thomas' reflections on Quakers. Fox's response can be read in context on page 237 of the 1596 edition of The Great Mystery of the Great Whore which reads in part:

The work of the Miniſters of the Goſpel was not to reflect upon perſons, or strike at creatures ...; but they struck at the power…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 24, 2020 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Those who would suffer the Lamb to rise.

I am in the midst of effort to keyboard The Mystery of the Great Whore by George Fox (1659), The Snake in the Grass by Charles Leslie (1697 Second Edition), and A Charge of Error ... by Henry Pickworth (1716). These texts will be integrated and cross-referenced with the texts currently published in the Christonomy Project on www.Christonomy.net. In Pickworth's A Charge of Error, I recently keyboarded a…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 31, 2020 at 5:26pm — No Comments

The mystery of a faith held in a pure conscience.

James Naylor, in his “A Discovery of the First Wisdom from Beneath, and the Second Wisdom from Above” wrote two phrases that can be seen as a reflection of the mystery of a consciousness anchored in and a conscience informed by the direct experience of immanently sustained being itself in itself inshining upon the consciousness and conscience.

First he wrote that “the will and the brain are the serpents seat” ( View in Source -…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 14, 2019 at 1:36pm — No Comments

WE NEED MORE GENE AUTRY "COWBOY CODE"

   Gene Autry – The original “straight shooting” cowboy star of radio, television and film. Autry created “The Cowboy Code” for the “young” (or old) listeners of his radio program:

  1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
  2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
  3. He must always tell the truth.
  4. He must be…
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Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

WE NEED MORE GENE AUTRY "COWBOY CODE"

   Gene Autry – The original “straight shooting” cowboy star of radio, television and film. Autry created “The Cowboy Code” for the “young” (or old) listeners of his radio program:

  1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
  2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
  3. He must always tell the truth.
  4. He must be…
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Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Redemption in John 11

The following excerpt is from a new post on Abiding Quaker, patradallmann.com

This essay is about the final stage in the process of redemption: when we have observed and embodied the demands of the Law; when we have heeded faithfully the requirements of conscience; when we have watched and waited expectantly, and yet have come up empty, and not known…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 11th mo. 14, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments

New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Presumption and Belief in John 11

The following excerpt is from the 10th month post at Abiding Quaker .

Of the 21 chapters in John’s Gospel, chapter 11 has been for decades the least interesting to me. It was its scattered quality that put me off: too many characters, most of them contributing only snippets; vignettes…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 10th mo. 31, 2019 at 1:44pm — No Comments

New book from Friends Association for Higher Education

FAHE is pleased to announce the sixth volume in our book series Quakers and the Disciplines. Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability gathers over two dozen Quaker authors and…

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Added by Kimberly Haas on 9th mo. 6, 2019 at 4:50pm — No Comments

2019 Quaker College Fair

Bring the high school students in your life to the 2019 Quaker College Fair!

It's on Saturday, September 28th from 11:45 am. til 3 pm. and features a panel discussion of the college selection and admission processes, followed by the college fair with historically Quaker colleges, including Haverford, Earlham, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.

Registration for this free event is optional (but helpful for ordering refreshments!):…

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Added by Kimberly Haas on 8th mo. 27, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

The Power of God preserves forms and brings to see where forms are not.

Pr. He saith, If they can but destroy all formes, the power will fall with it; for the form preserves the power, page 37.

Answ. Contrary to the Apostle; many have the form, but deny the power. The power preserves the forme, sees the end of forms, and destroys them, and brings to see before forms were, where forms are not. For the Apostles who lived in the power, denied the Jewes forms, and Gentiles both, as we do now deny the Popish…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 25, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

The Impulse of Immanent Being

There is a way of being, consciousness, or self-awareness that is innate in human beings and which is intuitively experienced rather than learned though intellectual effort or reflective consciousness. Reflective consciousness lights up in relation to reflections through the functioning of the body. That is, through the senses and intellectual or mental ideological constructs. A person may directly experience the nature of being that is mirrored through the…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 21, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

The Christonomy Project - a window into one aspect of the vision.

From the age of five or six years old I have been an observer of nature and a documenter of natural history Click here to view an example. The nesting habits of wild birds is of particular interest. The method I use to survey breeding birds in an area is to sit quietly in one spot for a set number hours (4 to 8 hours) observing the bird activity around me over a period of days. Over time, a flash…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 10, 2019 at 12:33am — No Comments

A Japanese Filmmaker’s Perspective on Filming a Quaker Blessing for the Urakami Cathedral Cross

A Japanese Filmmaker’s Perspective on Filming a Quaker Blessing for the Urakami Cathedral Cross

On July 26, 2019, I met with filmmaker Koji Hayasaki after he filmed the blessing of the Urakami cross during Wilmington Yearly Meeting at Wilmington College. Here is that interview.

Pictured: the wooden cross from Urakami Cathedral in…

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Added by Anne Marie Hutchinson on 8th mo. 8, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kinship and prejudice: Are migrants kin?

A new post on The Empty Path: Nonaligned faith and practice in the present.

"Our primate hardwiring militates against welcoming migrants. It’s that simple. And that complicated.

"Individual human beings always act out of self-interest.…

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Added by Mike Shell on 7th mo. 31, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

A Different ministration of Life in relation to others.

I am encouraged and grateful my research into early Quakers is revealing many people within the early Quaker gathering who, through the appearance of the inherent Presence of the spirit of Christ in their consciousness and conscience, were (relatively speaking) drawn out of the process of relating to one another through the process of reflective thought to guide and rule their relationships, interactions, and worship. The nature of this different way of relating to and interacting with…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 13, 2019 at 11:41am — No Comments

A Patriotic Speech


I mention my Quaker ethnicity in this one. I'm sharing my sense of history. 

For related videos, see my School of Tomorrow playlist.

Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 9, 2019 at 12:03pm — No Comments

A Sermon On Racism

I find this "sermon" somewhat comical, and coming from the unprogrammed side, that's not an unusual attitude, since we don't do sermons that much (as a genre), nor even recognize "recorded ministers" all that much (some of us do). 

Nevertheless, I dive into the Bible from my own Quaker perspective, discussing the concept of races, which probably has something to do with racism as well.

[ I also sound like I have a cold, which I probably do.  My voice varies over my corpus of…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 7th mo. 7, 2019 at 8:43pm — No Comments

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