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Quaker Alphabet Project - A Quaker Stew

Dear Friends,I am contributing to Gill Skidmore’s Quaker Alphabet Project by writing blog postings from A-Z on A Quaker-related theme throughout 2014. I have put the link to my blog below in case you are interested:http://aquakerstew.blogspot.co.uk/Blogs written so far are:‘A’ is for Anabaptism -…See More
2ndMo 15, 2014
Malcolm Winch might attend Stuart Masters's event

Quaker and Christian Beginnings: the revealing parallels at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

8thMo. 31, 2012 at 6pm to 9thMo. 2, 2012 at 2pm
Friday 31 August- Sunday 2 September20 places£190 ensuite, £180 standard (bursaries available)The development from a spiritual explosion to a more steady community life marks the early history of both Christians and Quakers. As we consider the first decades of both groups, we will see how a radical corporate spiritual experience can have a dramatic and disturbing impact. Conflict plays a part in forcing both groups to create a more settled community, able to survive into the future. This is a…See More
6thMo 26, 2012
Stuart Masters posted an event

Quaker and Christian Beginnings: the revealing parallels at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

8thMo. 31, 2012 at 6pm to 9thMo. 2, 2012 at 2pm
Friday 31 August- Sunday 2 September20 places£190 ensuite, £180 standard (bursaries available)The development from a spiritual explosion to a more steady community life marks the early history of both Christians and Quakers. As we consider the first decades of both groups, we will see how a radical corporate spiritual experience can have a dramatic and disturbing impact. Conflict plays a part in forcing both groups to create a more settled community, able to survive into the future. This is a…See More
6thMo 12, 2012
Stuart Masters left a comment for Stuart Masters
"Thank you Malcolm. I can sympathise with Lewis Benson's concerns. In ecumenical dialogue there can be a very real temptation to concede too much in the name of unity. I am committed to communicating the distinctive Quaker understanding of early…"
6thMo 5, 2012
Malcolm Winch left a comment for Stuart Masters
"I am mindful of our need to reach out to other Christians. The situation in which we find ourselves today is very different to that which Lewis Benson felt called to address. His Quaker world was a very christian world, although he saw it as having…"
6thMo 5, 2012
Stuart Masters and Malcolm Winch are now friends
4thMo 14, 2012
Malcolm Winch left a comment for Stuart Masters
"Thanks for the comment Stuart,  concerning John Howard Yoders. I am, or rather was, aware of him, largely due to his connection with Karl Jaspers.Of course he was treated as a pariah for some time, due to his allegedly over-zealous attitude…"
4thMo 13, 2012
Stuart Masters left a comment for Malcolm Winch
"Things seem to be shifting among some Evangelicals. I think this began in the 1970s with the publication of the Mennonite John Howard Yoder's 'The Politics of Jesus' this has prompted a greater interest in a peace church theology and…"
4thMo 13, 2012
Malcolm Winch left a comment for Stuart Masters
"Sorry about the typo. I meant dyed. I must not rely so much on spellcheckers."
4thMo 12, 2012
Malcolm Winch left a comment for Stuart Masters
"Many thanks for your comment Stuart. If you had asked me a couple of years ago whether we should be working with other religious groups I would have said no. However, being involved in ecumenical work has taught me a great lesson. I am particularly…"
4thMo 12, 2012
Stuart Masters left a comment for Malcolm Winch
"Thank you for your message Malcolm. I agree with you that we should be sharing the Christian Quaker message with other Christians. I think the conditions are right for it to be well received in many churchs (not all obviously). Shalom, Stuart."
4thMo 12, 2012
Malcolm Winch left a comment for Stuart Masters
"I have had time to reflect upon your comment regarding Anglicans finding God within their Anglican faith/identity. Despite what I said of the dilemma which dual membership might cause, I have to admit that Anglicans largely provide the…"
4thMo 10, 2012
Stuart Masters commented on Allistair Lomax's blog post Speaking Truth to Power: Why Britain Yearly Meeting Did Not...
"I agree with what you have said Allistair. I also recognise the very real problem of dual membership (of course some dual memberships are more problematic than others). It is also the case that some 'Christ-centred' Friends in Britian are…"
4thMo 9, 2012
Stuart Masters commented on Allistair Lomax's blog post Speaking Truth to Power: Why Britain Yearly Meeting Did Not...
"I am deeply committed to the early Quaker understanding of Christianity. However, I find the sectarian mindset deeply unappealing. I believe that the principal measure of 'true Christianity' is whether an individual/community commits…"
4thMo 8, 2012
Stuart Masters commented on Allistair Lomax's blog post Speaking Truth to Power: Why Britain Yearly Meeting Did Not...
"I can't help thinking that Advices and Queries number 38 is relevant here: If pressure is brought upon you to lower your standard of integrity, are you prepared to resist it? Our responsibilities to God and our neighbour may involve us in…"
4thMo 3, 2012
Ellis Hein left a comment for Stuart Masters
"Thanks for reading what I have posted on the Lord's Prayer. I have a ways to go before I am finished and hope you will continue to find it interesting. Ellis"
7thMo 11, 2011

Stuart Masters's Blog

Quaker Alphabet Project - A Quaker Stew

Dear Friends,

I am contributing to Gill Skidmore’s Quaker Alphabet Project by writing blog postings from A-Z on A Quaker-related theme throughout 2014. I have put the link to my blog below in case you are interested:…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 15:10 on 7thMo. 9, 2011, Ellis Hein said…
Hello Stuart Masters, Welcome to the site. I hope you find the content and the interaction here to be useful. Ellis Hein, near Casper, Wyoming, USA
At 12:49 on 7thMo. 11, 2011, Ellis Hein said…
Thanks for reading what I have posted on the Lord's Prayer. I have a ways to go before I am finished and hope you will continue to find it interesting. Ellis
At 20:17 on 4thMo. 10, 2012, Malcolm Winch said…

I have had time to reflect upon your comment regarding Anglicans finding God within their Anglican faith/identity. Despite what I said of the dilemma which dual membership might cause, I have to admit that Anglicans largely provide the "spiritual energy" of our Meeting. I was at Meeting for Worship today and the most wondeful ministry was provided by somebody with dual membership who overcame considerable obstacles to attend. He has been in a nursing home, and overcame great obstacles to attend Meeting. He had to be helped to his feet, but he thanked God for his time of indisposition as it had given him an opportunity to read the bible, converse with christian nurses, and realise the great debt he owes to Christ Jesus as his friend and saviour. He is a committed Quaker, but this particular pathway to the truth had been an opening for him. God does indeed speak to us in varied ways.

Thy Christian Friend,

Malcolm(Winch)

At 23:02 on 4thMo. 12, 2012, Malcolm Winch said…

Many thanks for your comment Stuart.

If you had asked me a couple of years ago whether we should be working with other religious groups I would have said no. However, being involved in ecumenical work has taught me a great lesson. I am particularly impressed by the great enthusiasm which so many evangelical groups have for the Gospel. Our view of the Everlasting Gospel may differ from theirs, but many within those groups seem willing to be open to what we are saying about the nature of Jesus and what that can mean to our lives. The parable of the mustard seed comes to mind. We have fertile ground to cultivate here. Maybe it is better to look to that, rather than concentrate on the died in the wool atheists/humanists who seem to have so much influence in
BYM.

Thy Christian Friend,

Malcolm





At 23:07 on 4thMo. 12, 2012, Malcolm Winch said…

Sorry about the typo. I meant dyed. I must not rely so much on spellcheckers.




At 23:18 on 4thMo. 13, 2012, Malcolm Winch said…

Thanks for the comment Stuart,  concerning John Howard Yoders. I am, or rather was, aware of him, largely due to his connection with Karl Jaspers.Of course he was treated as a pariah for some time, due to his allegedly over-zealous attitude towards his students. I might be naive, but hasn't this been par for the course among certain academics for centuries. You have awoken an interest, and I am incined to take a serious look at his work.

At 16:37 on 6thMo. 5, 2012, Malcolm Winch said…

I am mindful of our need to reach out to other Christians. The situation in which we find ourselves today is very different to that which Lewis Benson felt called to address. His Quaker world was a very christian world, although he saw it as having lost touch with the original revelation of George Fox. These days, in Britain, Christianity is  generally very weak. Its strength however lies within the growing black communities, especially those composed of recent immigrants from West Africa. We should be seeking dialogue with them, as well as with the few African Quakers who are here. I am sure we all pray that the conference will be fruitful.

Thy Christian Friend,

Malcolm

At 21:21 on 6thMo. 5, 2012, Stuart Masters said…

Thank you Malcolm. I can sympathise with Lewis Benson's concerns. In ecumenical dialogue there can be a very real temptation to concede too much in the name of unity. I am committed to communicating the distinctive Quaker understanding of early Friends without being unreasonably sectarian. Obviously with Methodists, as with all Protestants, there are the usual problems of the outward sacraments, set apart clergy (although this is a far from a simple issue in the Wesleyan tradition) and the primacy of biblical authority. The issue of engagement with Christians in the Black community is an interesting one. I believe that first generation Friends were in many ways proto Pentecostal. This might provide a basis for dialogue.

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