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Wisdom from an Old German Bpitst Brethren website

From Leanna Peters O'Riley in <Old German Baptist Brethren>
We cannot pour from an empty cup…🏃‍♀️
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Added by William F Rushby on 7th mo. 14, 2021 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

From William Salt's 1663 "Some Breathings of Life ..."

And theſe two things feel me in (and therein abide with me.)…
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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 2, 2021 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

George Fox's 1655 Pamphlet: A Warning to the World groping after sects, opinions, and notions

A WARNING TO THE WORLD…
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Added by Keith Saylor on 6th mo. 18, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ohio Conservative Friends Pioneered in VS (Voluntary Service)

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Sponsored by Philadelphia Orthodox Friends.  In the mission school's later years, it was staffed almost entirely by Ohio Conservative Friends.  Eventually, it was closed and the area was intentionally…

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Added by William F Rushby on 6th mo. 16, 2021 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Christian Phariseeism; What Does It Look Like?

Pastor J.D. Greaer, who just stepped down as the presiding officer of the Southern Baptist Convention, answered the question of what Christian Phariseeism looks like;' to wit, "It happens when we take a gospel nonessential like a cultural or stylistic preference … or our political calculus and we give it divine weight".

How do Friends measure up against this query?

 

Added by William F Rushby on 6th mo. 16, 2021 at 11:13am — No Comments

Isaac Penington's 1653 Pamphlet Concerning Government

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Added by Keith Saylor on 6th mo. 14, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

The George Fox Project Trust

The George Fox Project was devised and created in 1998 by Joseph Pickvance. Present day trustees are Justin Meggitt, Ian Barnett and Allistair Lomax

Joseph Pickvance was a prominent member of the New Foundation Fellowship and long-time scholar of the faith and spirituality of George Fox and the Early Friends. Joe, (as he was affectionally known as), was a close associate of Lewis Benson in the USA, who shared a similar interest in Fox and the Early Quakers. Their interest was not…

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Added by Allistair Lomax on 6th mo. 4, 2021 at 8:04am — No Comments

The power of the inshining presence of Jesus Christ is eternal consciousness.

The inshining spirit of Jesus Christ has replaced and is replacing the reflective process as guide to inform my human relationships through the agency of awareness of the intensity of the Spirit's presence in a given interaction or circumstance. This agency or faculty of awareness is become and is becoming the foundation of my conscience and consciousness in matters of human relations.



I am in a spirit of thankfulness for the indwelling presence and agency of the spirit of Jesus… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 27, 2021 at 1:38pm — No Comments

\John Woolman's Journal; Among the Indians

A Word from John Woolman



Moved by Love 



12th day, 6th month, and first of the week. It being a rainy day we continued in our tent, and here I was led to think on the nature of the exercise which hath attended me. Love was the first motion, and then a concern arose to spend some time with the Indians, that I might feel and understand their…

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Added by William F Rushby on 4th mo. 28, 2021 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Psalm 23

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

In grassy meadows he lets me lie. By tranquil streams he leads me…

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Added by Jay Thatcher on 4th mo. 22, 2021 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

John Woolman Again, taken from FUMe Newsletter

A Word…

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Added by William F Rushby on 4th mo. 22, 2021 at 10:20am — No Comments

Freedom from the Reflective Nature in human relations. Being born into a different faculty.

The faculty of direct awareness of the impulse of Jesus Christ in the conscience.

Freedom from the Reflective Nature in human relations.

A Testimony from a Witness

There is a different faculty of human relations which is not of the nature of reflective thought. This faculty is the direct awareness of the intensity of the inshining spirit of Jesus Christ. This impulse manifests as dilating and contracting during…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 15, 2021 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Early Quaker William Rogers and Gospel Order

At some time around the middle or end of the 1640s, some of the Children of Light, who came to be called Quakers, gathered together. The Quaker gathering experienced a disaffection between one another a decade later. Some were lead to engage in the reflective nature by establishing various outward formalities as incumbent upon all members to practice and perform. Some of those in the gathering who (for conscience sake) were guided and informed in the practice of these formalities, like…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 28, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

SECULARIZATION FOR THE SAKE OF RELIGION perspectives from a secularized corner of the globe

previously published July 2016 here

territory size proportionate to estimated numbers of Christians in 2002, source:…

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Added by Wim Nusselder on 3rd mo. 23, 2021 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Friends in Belize

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Added by William F Rushby on 3rd mo. 5, 2021 at 11:01pm — No Comments

The Christonomous Life: Beyond individualism or Communalism

There is a way of being or consciousness that experiences the appearance of self-evident and self-sustaining (eternal) life, and through this experience, the awareness of the fluxation in this immanent presence in the conscience manifests a different faculty which regulates and guides human relations and interactions in daily activities . This intuitive faculty manifests as awareness of a fluctuation in the intensity of Life itself in a given circumstance or interaction. For example, an…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 7, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

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