The Best Thing About ‚ÄėAmerican‚Äô Christianity

Diversity For decades people have been prophesying about American Christianity‚Äôs demise. Church attendance is dropping, our culture is becoming increasingly immoral and the president is probably the Antichrist. Various pundits, experts and research groups have seemingly made a living predicting American Christianity‚Äôs downfall, and yet, while Christianity has become extinct in numerous parts of the world, it continues to live on‚ÄĒand sometimes thrive‚ÄĒwithin the United … Continue reading The Best Thing About ‚ÄėAmerican‚Äô Christianity

Helping The Poor – Reason 2

2)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† It‚Äôs Not a Sin to Be Poor In a culture obsessed with consumerism, money is seen as the ultimate form of power and success, but it‚Äôs not a sin to be poor. For Christians, especially middle-class Westernized believers, it‚Äôs easy to assume the worst of the poor. We blame them for not working, being lazy, having drug addictions, making poor choices, and not trying … Continue reading Helping The Poor – Reason 2

An Emergent Witness for Friends?

But there is also something else happening.¬† A growing number of Americans (nearly a third, according to one Gallop poll) describe themselves as ‚Äúspiritual but not religious.‚Ä̬† Books with titles like ‚ÄúChristianity After Religion,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus‚ÄĚ are gathering a growing audience.¬† And the Emerging Church movement, seeking to live, as … Continue reading An Emergent Witness for Friends?

Mary Dyer….. Heretic… Quaker….

I am a regular reader of a Quaker blog called Quaker Quaker. On a recent posting ¬†by Mac Lemann¬†I learned a little about Mary Dyer. Here are some of his words from that post: I had recently re-learned, at Pendle Hill from Marcelle Martin, the story of Mary Dyer and the other Quaker martyrs hung on Boston Common. Mary was a follower of Anne Hutchinson … Continue reading Mary Dyer….. Heretic… Quaker….

God’s Dwelling Place

Source:¬†God‚Äôs Dwelling Place – QuakerQuaker. There is no such thing as a sense of integrity that acknowledges the measure of light I have within me while at the same time ignoring the corresponding light within my neighbor. As that light is as constant within him or her as it is within me, there is no reasonable way or appropriate time to withhold the integrity my … Continue reading God‚Äôs Dwelling Place

This Life or the Afterlife??

Source:¬†This Life or the Afterlife – QuakerQuaker. I don’t spend much time worrying about where I will be after I die. Instead I try to spend my time just concentrating on the words of Jesus as found in my Bible. ¬†By his words he shows us how to live a God pleasing life. Yes,¬†in spite¬†of what several current Christian¬†denominations¬†say, I believe it is possible to … Continue reading This Life or the Afterlife??

One Minute for Peace…..

If Only we in¬†the¬†U.S. spent even a¬†minuscule¬†amount of ¬†what we spend for our wars to promote peace… I want to direct you to a website promoting peace instead of war.¬† OneMinuteForPeace.org from the American Friends Service Committee. As the site states in the previous year the United States has spent over $1 trillion of military spending. That comes out to almost $2,000,000 every minute! It … Continue reading One Minute for Peace‚Ķ..