Author Archives: Ellis Hein

About Ellis Hein

I am a woodturner and the author of The Woodturner's Project Book. I have a life-long interest in the gospel preached by George Fox and the early Quakers. You can see some of my material on that subject at http://nffquaker.org/profiles/blog/list?user=1zw2th7nj9p89.

Through the Lens of Passover: Part 4

“The hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.” Jesus’ statement is as explosive today as it was when he told it to his Jewish audience. It leaves much of our current theology in ruins and causes us to re-examine what the Church as taught for centuries. Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: Part 3

John, chapter four, gives us glimpses of the consequences of receiving the life of Christ. Yes there is Jesus’ statement, “whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst…” But there are also the actions of the woman that portray two key issues of receiving life. Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: Part 2

The third chapter of John contains some of the most quoted passages of the Christian Scriptures. Part 2 of this series reveals new significance to these famiiliar passages and illuminates other portions of this chapter. This brings a new understanding of the good news about Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover

What would I gain by looking at the book of John through the lens of the Passover. Part 1 begins the exploration with the first chapter of John. Continue reading

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The Church In God Is Not In Imitation Gathered: Lessons from a Successful Garden

The seeds planted in our gardens are our hope of harvest. And the church in God, is not in imitation, gathered from the letter, nor is a high-flown people in their imaginations, but are they who are born again of … Continue reading

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The Power That Transcends Cultural Forces

I am a member of culture A, which has practice X. While traveling to a foreign country I meet you, a member of culture B. I am shocked to find that you have practice Y. I convince you that practice … Continue reading

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The Burning Bush and the Brewing of Soma

This post first appeared on the New Foundation Fellowship website. I keep coming back to Moses, so much started there. God had established his covenant with Abraham, renewed it through Isaac and Jacob (or Israel). The descendants of Israel, slaves … Continue reading

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Live The Stories: Part 3

In a recent blog post, For the Love of Stories: Imagining Quakerism Beyond Belief, The Armchair Theologian posits the need to return to the stories of our beginnings, to sit with these stories even if they are uncomfortable to our … Continue reading

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Live The Stories: Part Two

In a recent blog post, For the Love of Stories: Imagining Quakerism Beyond Belief, The Armchair Theologian posits the need to return to the stories of our beginnings, to sit with these stories even if they are uncomfortable to our … Continue reading

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Live The Stories: Part One

In a recent blog post, For the Love of Stories: Imagining Quakerism Beyond Belief, The Armchair Theologian posits the need to return to the stories of our beginnings, to sit with these stories even if they are uncomfortable to our … Continue reading

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