Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
The Quaker’s revolution was a movement to recover the experience of the power of God through the recovery of that gospel of power which had been lost “since the Apostles’ days.” -- Lewis Benson
In August 1976 at Haverford College, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,…Continue
Posted on 8thMo. 14, 2018 at 13:22 — 1 Comment
And why is the devil, and they that be of him, called a deceiver, because he is out of the truth, and would draw others from and out of the truth, and so destroy them both body and soul, but Christ destroyeth him (George Fox, Headley Manuscript, Friends House London, p. 311, catalogue item number 8, 82F).
In Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Schindler’s List, there was a scene that has remained with…Continue
Posted on 7thMo. 1, 2018 at 10:30
The dove descending breaks the air
With flame of incandescent terror
Of which the tongues declare
The one discharge from sin and error.
The only hope, or else despair
Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre-
To be redeemed from fire by fire.
Who then devised the torment? Love.
Love is the unfamiliar Name
Behind the hands that wove
The intolerable shirt of flame
Which human power cannot remove.
We only live, only suspire
Consumed by either…
Posted on 5thMo. 20, 2018 at 18:34 — 1 Comment
When I began to concentrate my studies on all the writings of George Fox more than forty years ago, it was during the period of Quaker history that might be called the “high tide” of the mystical interpretation of Quakerism. And when I had first encountered Fox’s Journal just fifty years ago, I was not a professing Christian. If I had any bias when I read the Journal for the first time, it was in the direction of hoping to find in Fox the “perennial philosophy” of the mystics. But as I…Continue
Posted on 5thMo. 11, 2018 at 12:07 — 1 Comment