Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Thoughts on inward sanctuary and the world's effort to shatter replace it.
Terry Wallace's two part piece on "inward alters and sanctuary" in the previous two Foundation Papers is instructive and challenging. His discussion, in part one, of the inward alters being purged "of all that nurtures, feeds, encourages, and supports our Inward spiritual Life. ... leaving the inward sanctuaries "abandoned, ruined, dark spiritual vacuums into which a host of radical, social, political,…Continue
I have agreed to try to help organise a reading group in the U.K.
anyone who may be interested please get in touch; either on this forum (add me as a friend) or my email.
As a Christian, Christian in the sense of early Friends I have found few people who acknowledge Jesus as their God. Most Quakers of my acquaintance actually deny Christ and use scripture only when it suits their purpose. They bask in the reputation earned by previous…Continue
An exchange on a recent blog post brought to mind Lewis Benson's first published work, titled "Prophetic Quakerism." Written in 1943, the piece diagnoses the state of modern Quakerism as a deviation from the original prophetic faith into a philosophical idealism, which has so beleaguered our Society in the past century. In an excerpt from "Prophetic Quakerism," Benson describes the difference between the two doctrines of the Inner Light: prophetic and philosophical (italics…Continue
We are hoping to establish more opportunity to get people who are relatively new to the New Foundation Fellowship more involved with us. To this end we are trialing a Facebook Page that gives us forum-based facility. We would like to give people who are unfamiliar with the faith of Early Friends an opportunity to ask questions in open and friendly environment.
You can jump straight in by going to Newcomer's discussion board. Hope to see you there!