Briefly — On the topic of a Quaker blogging “book of discipline,”* there’s a conversation going on in the comments to a recent post by Brooklyn Quaker (beginning here) about that very subject. The post is about the issue of whether the idea that “there is that of God in every person” is a traditional Quaker idea or a modern one, but at one point Rich felt he needed to delete some comments, and afterwards asked his readers for feedback. I’m posting about it because I think it’s a good idea (as I blogged about last month).
*I think this is a better name for such a concept than “Faith and Practice,” because “Faith & Practice” implies that we Quaker bloggers somehow have a common “faith,” when we obviously do not. But despite this, we could come up with a common set of guidelines for handling disputes, etc., and I think “Book of Discipline” captures this better as a phrase (and also, in my limited reading of old F&Ps/BoDs, when a YM book is called a “book of discpline” it tends to focus on just that – practices and procedures, rather than theology).