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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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Called to Christ

[The following is based upon vocal ministry given on 1 Tenth month 2017.] In his Journal George Fox spoke of three kinds of dreams: For there were three sorts of dreams: for multitude of business sometimes caused dreams; and there were … Continue reading

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Reasons for the Peace Testimony

About a decade ago, I was curious about the reasons for the peace testimony and whether they had changed over time, and so I read a number of statements from different yearly meetings and other corporate bodies of Friends that … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox: Introduction to “Restoring the Church of the Cross” (Eighth lecture)

The fellowship of the cross of Christ…is not of man, nor by man; for it is in the everlasting power of God; therefore, no longer do you keep in fellowship, but as you keep in the cross of Christ (Works, … Continue reading

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The Inward Eclipse

This past Monday, the 21st, was the day of the solar eclipse, and verses from Mark came to mind: But in those days, after that distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light; the stars … Continue reading

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Preparation for Ministry

I have only been able to think of the New Foundation Fellowship as a group of people banded together to help and strengthen one another in the work; and I have only been able to think of the work as … Continue reading

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In Him We Live, and Move, and Have Our Being

In the preface to Christianity and Civilisation, first delivered as Gifford Lectures in 1947, the Swiss theologian Emil Brunner sought “to formulate and to justify [his] conviction that only Christianity is capable of furnishing the basis of a civilisation which … Continue reading

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