Category Archives: Sexuality

Sources of Authority in the Present

November 2, 2015 “Welcome to the battlefield,” writes Ross Douthat in the New York Times yesterday. That sentence concludes a piece in which he responds to a letter sent to the Times by a sizable group of Catholic scholars, and … Continue reading

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Toward a Testimony of Intimacy

February 28, 2013 Now up on the Friends Journal website, an article I’ve written for the March 2013 issue entitled Toward a Testimony of Intimacy. Here are the opening sentences: Let’s face it: we don’t like to talk about sex. … Continue reading

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The Stigma Around Homosexuality and the Harm It Causes

March 2, 2012 Everyday across the U.S. – across the globe, for that matter – young people begin to realize that their sexual desires are different from others. Early-teen boys realize they are attracted to other teen boys, and early-teen … 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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The Sexual Morality of the Roman Catholic Church

December 29, 2011 In looking for a sexual morality that follows God’s will, another place we could look is to Roman Catholic teachings.  Over many centuries, Roman Catholics have developed a rich and deep body of theology. As Quakers, we … Continue reading

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Pronatalism: The Sexual Morality of the Hebrew Testament

December 22, 2011 So let’s talk about sexuality.  If we are going to have something to say about God’s will regarding homosexuality, we are going to need a fuller and deeper view of ALL human sexuality.  It is hit-and-run moralizing … Continue reading

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