What Does George Fox Say? (About Organic Church)

George Fox encountered the living, resurrected Jesus Christ in the 1600s in England and began to realize that faith is not about religion, ritual, and rigid organization, but about an ongoing, real relationship with Jesus.  He and some of his friends broke with traditional church and began to meet together informally.  Instead of a religious program or sermon, they focused the meeting on listening to the Holy Spirit and then saying or doing what the Spirit told them.  Because of this they were harshly persecuted and called Quakers.

Nowadays there is a worldwide movement toward Spirit-led, participatory church meetings, similar to early Quaker meetings.  It’s called organic church.  Here is a lively music video of some Quakers explaining George Fox’s ideas in a parody of the song What Does The Fox Say?


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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