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Quakers in the Cascadian Northwest

Google Earth model of Multnomah Meeting by Lew Scholl (link)

(former Masonic Temple on the right -- used during the 2nd major remodel)

For those wishing to catch up on all the changes in our region among the many churches and meetings, I recommend this…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 9th mo. 27, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What is a Quaker?

I initially posted this on Facebook and then my blog that no one reads (ha).  I thought I'd share it here.

 When I tell people I'm a Quaker, some of my friends ask me "What's Quaker?" The tendency is to go into history. We were colonizers who had a different but still problematic relationship with the Natives and who sought to establish a different, tolerant colony in the New World. I could point to how we differed on the holding of slaves but eventually came to…

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Added by Kevin-Douglas Olive on 9th mo. 4, 2022 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Gifts of ministry

This was my reply to a post in Friendly Letter about recorded ministry.  Many think Friends don't have ministers but that's a modern development. We used to have them.  They weren't pastors but they did serve the meeting. The meeting had…

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Added by Kevin-Douglas Olive on 9th mo. 4, 2022 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Coming out of the reflective nature and the thought-entities it manifests through the presence of Christ in the intellect.



Jesus Christ was crucified through the agency of the reflective nature in the form of political and religious powers and principal­ities and the human instrumentalities of the thought-entities manifested through the reflective nature.

Politics is the use of and possession by the reflective nature to guide, inform, manage, and influence human relations and public affairs through the agency of political institutions and the human instru­mentalities of the thought-entities…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 25, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hello, Friends.   I’ve written a new book that may interest you.  Friendly Leadership is now available. You can  read more about it, and order copies at:   https://www.amazon.com/Friendly-Leadership-…

Hello, Friends.

 

I’ve written a new book that may interest you.  Friendly Leadership is now available. You can  read more about it, and order copies at:  …

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Added by Donn Weinholtz on 8th mo. 15, 2022 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Friendly Leadership

P.S. Jesus Christ MBA: A Gospel for Our Times is complete, but will not be published for several months. I won't be posting any more chapters, here.

Added by Donn Weinholtz on 8th mo. 15, 2022 at 5:41pm — No Comments

The renewal of the intellect in Christ's Living and Continuous Presence



The spirit of Jesus Christ is come and in Christ's presence I am drawn out of the reflective nature and drawn into the direct awareness of the increase and decrease of the intensity of Christ's presence as the faculty through which my interactions and relationships are guided.

In the presence of Christ, I am not of the reflective nature and do not participate or engage in the reflective process, or own the thought-entities manifested through the reflective nature, to guide and…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 6, 2022 at 11:35am — No Comments

Thoughts

♥ My Sacred Space

I take a breath

I find a place

Within myself

My sacred space

I close my eyes

I quiet my mind

Be by myself where I will find…

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Added by Russ Elliott on 6th mo. 25, 2022 at 9:14pm — No Comments

* Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wro…

* Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move forward together towards a bright and colorful…

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Added by Russ Elliott on 6th mo. 25, 2022 at 9:11pm — 2 Comments

Early Abolitionist - Racial Justice & Black History + Palestinian Apartheid

Dear Friends, as an ongoing work appearantly valiant? Our (global) history will proffer solution oriented pioneers and gems of truth that might need exploration and new light on old light. 

At hand is volume one friends journal 1837. I am using a copy from Multnomah MM library. As covid influenza or the rascal nucleic acid with a protein shell hit the fan. I knew library access would be almost prohibited. I took the book knowing I would read it and return once our journey of…

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Added by Robert Cowper on 6th mo. 23, 2022 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

In the spirit of Christ, being drawn out of the reflective nature to guide human relation



Awareness of the inshining presence of the spirit of Jesus Christ guides and informs my relationships and interactions. This awareness of the Spirit’s presence seated in my consciousness and conscience and the experience of its relative intensity through awareness of the increase or diminishment of the light of the spirit is, in itself, the faculty which anchors my consciousness and informs my conscience. In the power and presence of the spirit of Christ, the faculty of reason or…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 19, 2022 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Earlham Scrap Book (mentions Dr. Suber)

Exhibit:  bfi.org/synergetics

Me on Quaker-P, May 14 2005 "What Every Quaker Should Know":

This is the geometry curriculum I'd like to see phased in to Quaker schools (not to displace all of what's already there, but in a way that supplements and complements). And Bucky himself: twas an…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 5th mo. 7, 2022 at 6:40pm — No Comments

New Home

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Added by Rob Fensom on 4th mo. 22, 2022 at 6:51pm — No Comments

New Home

Well I see my last post was in April in 2021. A lot as happened since then. I sold my house in Kamloops BC last December and bought a new home in Alberta 5 miles from my eldest daughters family. I now see my grandchildren often and even teach them with some home schooling. I live on an acreage east of Rocky Mountain House. I have lots of pasture for some stock and good black soil for my new veg garden this spring.Although no longer living in the mountains I have a lovely view of them from my…

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Added by Rob Fensom on 4th mo. 22, 2022 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Spiritual life along Oregon's coastal mountain range

In the Coastal Mountain Range

The other day I was wading in a stream that runs through a dingle nestled in the coastal mountains along Oregon's south coast. I was there to observe American Dippers as they gleaned food by diving beneath the surface of the stream. It was a cool and dark down in the dingle. Yet, the sun illuminated the top of the mountains as its bright light slowly descended down the face of the wooded ridge and filled the dampened dingle first with a tawniness…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 6, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Life drawn into the power of the spirit of Christ and drawn out of the reflective nature.

Today the presence of the spirit of Christ is discovering to me a life in the presence of the immanent being of God itself ... drawn out of the reflective nature and into the holy nature as sufficient in itself to guide and inform human relationships and interactions

Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 18, 2022 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Design Science

Bucky Fuller is credited for popularizing a lot of memes, some of which developed into full-fledged physical artifacts, such as the geodesic domes, which blossomed everywhere in architecture, most impressively on the industrial scene, but also in the form of do-it-yourself affordable shelter solutions. 

However "the industry industry missed" (Archibald MacLeish) is still…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 20, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Autobiographical Snippet

Both my parents were convinced Friends, thanks to deep discussions they'd been having with their peers at a YWCA closely associated with the University of Washington, where they met.  Jack was a Seattle native whereas Carol was a precocious kid at Garfield High, her dad an itinerant Linotype operator.

Dad was having conscientious objections to the university's compulsory ROTC gun training. Mom would later join the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). All that…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 11th mo. 11, 2021 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Living in the intuitive presence of Christ during persecution by the agents and agencies of the reflective nature.

The world is ruled by the faculty of the reflective nature. Human relations are guided and informed by and through the agency of political, religious, educational, commercial, industrial, and economic institutions and the individual agents of those institutions. Those who have been drawn outside the reflective nature and into the direct rule of the spirit of Christ in the conscience, often find that the agencies and agents of the reflective nature will seek to force those in the intuitive…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 10, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Drawn outside the reflective nature to guide human relations.

There are people who testify to the witness of how the Holy Spirit leads them to minister (guide and inform human relations) to others through the faculty of the reflective nature; manifested in their reflecting upon other people and circumstances through political and religious intellectual constructs. I am drawn into a different way.

Through the power and presence of the spirit of Jesus Christ in my conscience  and…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 5, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

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