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Fox Answers Charges at Lancaster, 1652: CFHA Recorded Discussion 12/9/22

For more than a year now, I’ve been attending the Canadian Friends Historical Association’s (CFHA) biweekly Zoom meetings to read and discuss the Journal of George Fox. Called “Friendly Fridays,” the hour-and-a-half to two-hour sessions are one means by which … Continue reading

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Time as Opportunity

A newspaper cartoon that intrigued me as a child appeared every year on the first of January. Just under the headline on the front page of the Des Moines Register was the depiction of the old year and the new. … Continue reading

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The First Workings of the Lord: Mark 5:1-20

But my troubles continued, and I was often under great temptations; and I fasted much, and walked abroad in solitary places many days, and often took my Bible and went and sat in hollow trees and lonesome places till night … Continue reading

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The Other Side: Some Observations on Mark 4:33-41

And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. And … Continue reading

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On Parables: Some Observations on Mark 4:1-34

If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat! – Pink Floyd Anyone who has listened to Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)1 will not … Continue reading

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On Unity: Some Observations on Mark 3:20-35

To all Friends who are in the unity, which is in the light; walk in the light. It is one light that doth convince you all; and one Christ, that doth call all to repentance, up to himself the one … Continue reading

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Beyond Idealism: Some Observations on Mark 3:1-6

Much that passes as idealism is . . . disguised love of power. — Bertrand Russell Last First Day, I joined a group of Friends for Bible study an hour before worship at annual sessions of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). … Continue reading

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Redefining the Vocabulary of Faith

The following is a series of excerpts taken from an email exchange that occurred during the last week of Sixth month between Daniel Rowan and me. Daniel is a young Brit who recently has found Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative) after … Continue reading

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The Mind of Christ

For it hath been declared unto me of you . . . that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; … Continue reading

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The Day Before April

The day before April   Alone, alone,I walked in the woods   And I sat on a stone. I sat on a broad stone   And sang to the birds.The tune was God’s making   But I made the words. — Mary Carolyn Davies This time of year, … Continue reading

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