Category Archives: Friends Theology

The Bible is the Language of God’s Heart

When it comes to hearing God, the Bible is the language of his heart. Nothing he says in any other way in any other context will ever override, undermine or contradict what he has said in the Scriptures. That’s why … Continue reading

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The Word of God

‘It is Christ himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to him’ C.S. LewisThe Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, … Continue reading

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Seeing Color Newsletter/Journal of John Woolman

In the recorded message this week, I mentioned the free newsletter Seeing Color. This note is to make the link to it available. If you subscribe, it will come in email each month. I also mentioned the Journal of John … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month articles at Barclay College

Barclay College has put out several short blog articles for Women’s History Month. Check them out! The first one is a brief comment on women in pastoral and other forms of leadership in the church and in society. It opens … Continue reading

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On Women in the Church and in Marriage

In the past I wrote a series of posts considering biblical teaching on women in the church and in marriage. Several people have asked me about this recently so I thought I’d make the posts easy to find by adding … Continue reading

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Quaker Meetings in John Woolman’s Time

While perusing John Woolman, American Quaker, a biography of John Woolman by Janet Whitney published in 1942 that Fred Newkirk asked me to order for him, I ran across a description of what Quaker meeting for worship was in those … Continue reading

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Asking the Wrong Question: Can a person come to God through general revelation?

Often, theologians divide revelation into general and special, and mean by “general” what can be known of God through nature. By “special” they essentially mean biblical revelation or at least the explicit gospel. So the question comes down to “can … Continue reading

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“We are all thieves”

In his Journal, George Fox quotes Margaret Fell: And so he went on, and said, “That Christ was the Light of the world, and lighteth every man that cometh into the world; and that by this light they might be … Continue reading

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1887 Quakers on War (and Peace)

from Declaration of Faith issued by the Richmond Conference of Friends in 1887: We feel bound explicitly to avow our unshaken persuasion that all war is utterly incompatible with the plain precepts of our divine Lord and Law-giver, and the … Continue reading

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Waiting Worship Instructions

Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10 Waiting worship begins in silence. Each worshipper comes to meet with God. As soon as the first person arrives it is time to be quiet. As you arrive, enter quietly … Continue reading

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