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The Tongues Declare

Today is the day the world celebrates as Pentecost. Though we Quakers have a mild taboo against celebrating particular days, I do often celebrate them, privately, because all the direction and structure of my life is acknowledged in these particular … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Fig Tree

The following is based upon gospel ministry given in a Philadelphia meeting on May 6, 2018. There is a story of Jesus and his disciples walking toward Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus saw a fig tree in the distance, and … Continue reading

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Review of Traditional Quaker Christianity

As I read and re-read Traditional Quaker Christianity, I felt a spirit of humble diligence intent upon conveying the core substance of Quaker understanding, as well as the practices that have thus far assisted its continuation. The original draft of this book was … Continue reading

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The New Way

The following is based upon ministry given in a Philadelphia meeting on 11/5/17. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ There is a story about Jesus that takes place after he’d been ministering for a while. He was at home, visiting with his brothers shortly before … Continue reading

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Stages of the Work

In his booklet “A Revolutionary Gospel,” Lewis Benson writes of three stages of work that seventeenth-century Friends undertook: the first in the sequence was turning people to Christ through preaching the Word (the substance of vocal ministry), which reached to … Continue reading

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Moses and the Burning Bush

[The following is based upon vocal ministry given on Twelfth month, the 31st.] And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned … Continue reading

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Enduring unto the End

If we died with him, we shall live with him; if we endure, we shall reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. If we are faithless, he keeps faith, for he cannot deny himself (2 Tim. … Continue reading

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