Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Bible’s View of Sin

January 27, 2012 I continue to read and think and pray about the nature of sin. What is sin, and how do we know it? It’s clear that God doesn’t want us to sin, and that God will forgive us … Continue reading

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Christians and Homosexuality: The Boswell Thesis

January 20, 2012 Have Christians always believed homosexuality is a sin?  Has that stance been our consistent practice over the two millennia since Christ died and the first Christian communities took shape? Would knowing the answer to that question, one … Continue reading

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John Woolman, the Bible and Slavery — and Homosexuality, Too

January 13, 2012 About the planned division of IYM, a Friend writes, “Those who hold the Bible to be authoritative, as Friends have since the first generation, will be free to practice their religion, and those who hold other factors … Continue reading

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Indiana Yearly Meeting’s Minute on Homosexuality

January 10, 2012 For the Indiana Yearly Meeting Facebook Page: Are you comfortable with Indiana Yearly Meeting’s 1982 Minute on Homosexuality? I am eager to hear what others have to say. I feel compelled to speak about my leadings in … Continue reading

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Is Homosexuality Natural?

January 6, 2012 Is homosexuality “natural?” Or is it to be viewed as sinful because it is “unnatural?” For some people, this appears to be the nub of the matter. It even appears that Paul is one who views homosexuality … Continue reading

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