Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shaming, Reparative Therapy and Suicide

May 25, 2012 In the news recently, two events catch my attention — especially in relation to one another and to Indiana Yearly Meeting’s misguided Minutes on Homosexuality . In New Jersey, Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Dharun Ravi … Continue reading

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The Reach of Divinity

May 18, 2012 What is the reach of divinity? This is an odd, new question to me, and perhaps odd and new to you, too.  As I reflect on it, however, I realize it is not a new question, and … Continue reading

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Homosexuality Among Friends: A Summary of Responses

May 11, 2012 “Where are Quakers with the insistent question of homosexuality?”  Are we welcoming and affirming? Or do we proclaim homosexuality a sin, asking that those with the ‘affliction’ renounce their desires? I asked these questions in early April … Continue reading

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What Was God’s Promise to Abraham?

May 4, 2012  While we’re talking about how we read the Bible, whether it is clear and authoritative with regard to homosexuality, let’s consider Genesis 13:15; 15:7,18; and 17:8.  These are the key passages in which God gives Abram (renaming … Continue reading

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