Who I am
God asked Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?"
I read the writings of the early Friends and asked God, "Can't these old bones live?"
Ezekiel's valley filled with living beings.
God told me, "Not their bones, but yours must live today."
God told Ezekiel, "The people shall know I am God when they are brought forth from their grave."
"The day is coming and now is," said Jesus, "when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son. And those who will hear shall come forth from their grave."
This blog, then, is an invitation to hear.
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Note: This first appeared as a blog post on the New Foundation Fellowship website. There are two compelling reasons for devoting a whole session in this series to Fox’s teaching about the Holy Spirit. The first is that Quakerism is … Continue reading
I recently read a comment on another blog wherein the commentator maintained that Quakers are overly-spiritual, to put it nicely. This has gotten me wondering, not for the first time, just what do people mean by the related terms spirituality, … Continue reading
Oh that [my people] had such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep my commandments always, that it might be well with them and their children forever. (Deut. 5:29) In this portion of Scripture, Moses is … Continue reading
My first post touched upon James Tower’s assertion that the adoption of the pastoral system was necessary due to the rapid expansion into the American West. The second post began to look at how the gospel preached by Fox is … Continue reading
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 KJV) This post continues my … Continue reading
I recently stumbled across James Tower’s blog post of 2012 entitled Something to Say About Silence. Since his post and subsequent discussion was several years old, I have decided to make my comments in the form of a series of posts of … Continue reading
In Catholic Quakerism, chapter III, The Quaker Conception of Christian Community and Church Order, Lewis Benson stated: Of the two basic presuppositions in Fox’s conception of Christianity we have already dealt with the first, namely, that God, through Christ, shows … Continue reading
What is the operating paradigm of the early Friends? By using many quotes from George Fox and Edward Burrough, I endeavor to show that the foundation they built upon was the inward experience of Jesus teaching them, revealing to them the character and being of God. Continue reading
The Genesis of this post I left a comment on Steven Davison’s blog, to which he responded: You know, the early Friends’ preoccupation—one might say obsessions—with sin and sinfulness just does not work for me. I am not saying that … Continue reading
Who is Jesus? and How does He save us? are two critical questions that must be answered if we are to make a real difference in this world. Christendom has a long-standing answer to those questions, but they ignore many aspects of who Jesus is, aspects that play a vital role in real salvation. Continue reading