Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Quakers and Universalism” by Tony Lowe, Pastoral Minister, Fancy Gap Friends

There seems to be a great deal of discussion taking place of late about whether or not early Quakers were universalists. Many modern Friends struggle with or even reject what they perceive to be the exclusive claim of Christianity to … Continue reading

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“The Spirit Behind the Letter” by Tony Lowe (Pastor, Fancy Gap Friends)

We search them (the Scriptures) because ‘They are they that testify of me.’ It is the living Christ we want to find, the eternal revealer of the will of God. It is the spirit behind the letter that we need … Continue reading

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“Pharisees” by Tony Lowe (Pastoral Minister, Fancy Gap Friends, North Carolina Yearly Meeting)

You can’t read the gospel narratives without noticing how often Jesus had confrontations with the Pharisees and other religious leaders of his day. Some of them are almost humorous, like the time the disciples were caught red-handed so to speak … Continue reading

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A Lenten Quaker Thought

On this first day of Lent, this quote by Isaac Pennington seems appropriate for us to consider: “The first way of meeting with the Spirit of God, is as a convincer of sin.  Here is the true entrance; this is … Continue reading

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“What Does A Quaker Look Like?”

The other day I sat by my good friend and Friend, Jack Kirk. Jack is a seasoned and weighty Friend with a heart of gold. He always has an encouraging word for everyone and truly believes that Quakerism’s best days … Continue reading

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