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Upcoming book!

I am thrilled to share that Friends United Press is going to publish my collection of sermons by the 19th-century Orthodox Quaker minister Murray Shipley!

It will take some time before the book is available, but you can follow my new Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sabrinadarnowskyauthor) or website (https://sabrinadarnowsky.com/) for updates!

Added by Sabrina Darnowsky on 1st mo. 14, 2023 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

QuakerQuaker on Mastodon

As part of the rethinking of QuakerQuaker, I've started a QuakerQuaker account on Mastodon. Known best as a "Twitter alternative," it's a micro-blogging site that is much more open than Twitter. In November I wrote a post on my personal blog, Quakers on Mastodon,…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 8, 2023 at 6:45pm — No Comments

QuakerQuaker Resolution for 2023—Can You Help?

I'm not one to make New Years resolutions most of the time but it seems as if modernizing QuakerQuaker should be one for 2023. While it still boasts over 3,700 members, it's built on Ning, a long-outdated and semi-abandoned platform that has any number of frustrating technical limitations. QuakerQuaker isn't used as much as it should be, even by its members.

Reimagining QuakerQuaker and setting up the tools to make it work will cost some money.…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 1st mo. 4, 2023 at 11:21pm — 5 Comments

The Early Church for Peace #2

Aristides (120)
“Whatever Christians would not wish others to do to them, they do not to others. And they comfort their oppressors and make them their friends; they do good to their enemies. Through love towards their oppressors, they persuade them to become Christians.”

Added by David Holdsworth on 1st mo. 1, 2023 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to 2023!

 "So teach us to number our days

    that we may get a heart of wisdom."

(Psalm 90:12)…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 31, 2022 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Early Church for Peace #1

Justin Martyr (100-165)
“We who formerly used to murder one another do not only now refrain from making war upon our enemies, but also, that we may not lie nor deceive our examiners, willingly die confessing Christ. We who were filled with war, and mutual slaughter, and every wickedness, have each through the whole earth changed our warlike weapons,— our swords into plowshares, and our spears into implements of tillage, — and we cultivate piety,…
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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 31, 2022 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Christians for Peace #4

George FoxI…denied the drawing of carnal weapons against…any man on earth; for my weapons are spiritual, which take away the occasion of war, and lead to peace.

1660 Declaration to Charles II                      We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 30, 2022 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Christians for Peace #3

Menno SimonsAll Christians are commanded to love their enemies… Tell me, how can a Christian defend Scripturally retaliation, rebellion, war, striking, slaying, torturing, stealing, robbing and plundering and burning cities and conquering countries?

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 29, 2022 at 5:37am — 1 Comment

Christians for Peace #2

“What is the duty of Salvationists at such a crisis? … One thing is plain―every true soldier of The Salvation Army would cry day and night to God to avert so dreadful a calamity. Let him shut his ears to all the worldly, unscriptural, unchristian talk about war being a necessity. It cannot be a necessity before God that tens of thousands of men should be launched into eternity with all manner of revengeful passionate feelings in their souls … Whatever may be the right method of settling…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 28, 2022 at 5:49am — 1 Comment

George Fox #8

God is love (I John 4:16)

"For love overcomes, and builds up and unites all the members of Christ to him, the Head; for love keeps out of all strife, and is of God; and love and charity never fail, but keep the mind above all outward things, or strife about outward things; and is that which overcomes evil, and casts out all false fears; and is of God, and unites all the hearts of His people together in the heavenly joy, concord, and unity." ~ George Fox

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 27, 2022 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

George Fox #7

"We must not have Christ Jesus, the Lord of life, put any more in a stable amongst the horses and asses; but he must now have the best chamber, the heart..." ~ George Fox 

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 25, 2022 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

George Fox #6

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19).

"And you may see...how Mary wrapped Christ in swaddling clothes, and how tender she was of the heavenly birth, conceived by the Holy Ghost.  And must all true and tender Christians, that receive Him in the Spirit... She kept all the sayings that were spoken of Christ, and pondered them in her heart.  And so should every true Christian."

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 24, 2022 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

George Fox #5

She...laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7).

"And there the shepherds found him swaddled, lying in a manger. A poor entertainment for the Saviour of the world, and King of kings, and Lord of lords..."

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 23, 2022 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

George Fox #4

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (II Corinthians 8:9).

"Now here you see the Son of God, and the Lord of glory, what entertainment He had at His birth, amongst them that were in the pomp of the world. You know a manger is in a stable, where you feed your horses in. And who were Mary and Christ's visitors, but the country shepherds that watched their flocks by night...…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 22, 2022 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Spurgeon for Peace #2

“We are up to the hilt advocates for peace, and we earnestly war against war.  I wish that Christian men would insist more and more on the unrighteousness of war, believing that Christianity means no sword, no cannon, no bloodshed, and that, if a nation is driven to fight in its own defence, Christianity stands by to weep and to intervene as soon as possible, and not to join in the cruel shouts which celebrate an enemy’s…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 21, 2022 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Nonresistance Library

Nonresistance Library

Tolstoy Library

These collections have been provided kindly by Tom Lock from his archived site nonresistance.org.

Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 21, 2022 at 10:59am — No Comments

George Fox #3

"For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious."

(II Corinthians 3:11)

"The law woundeth, but the gospel healeth, and is glad tidings and good news. The law condemneth: and the gospel…

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Added by David Holdsworth on 12th mo. 21, 2022 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The early church father Chrysostom and the putting away of the immediacy of the spirit of Jesus Christ.

§1. Chrysostom and the putting away of the immediacy of Christ's presence. Draft 1

"It were indeed meet for us not at all to require the aid of the written word, but to exhibit a life so pure, that the Grace of the Spirit should be instead of books to our souls, and that as these are inscribed with ink, even so should our hearts be with the spirit. But since we have utterly put away from us this Grace, come, let us at any rate embrace the second best course."

John…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 21, 2022 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

THE FIRST WORKINGS OF THE LORD

The Gadarene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) is the subject of a new post at Abiding Quaker  patradallmann.com The following paragraph is an excerpt from the essay:…
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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 12th mo. 5, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments

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