Category Archives: Sin

Follow the Bad Guy?

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 1, 2018 Do you like crime stories? I do.  Ellen and I watch them on TV: Magnum PI, Inspector Morse, Major Crimes.  I am almost always reading one, too, and when I’m done I … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Sin?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, August 20, 2017 The last few times I’ve stood here and given a message, I’ve talked about things I didn’t know. I’ve shared my ignorance with you. Just a year ago “I’m With Stupid” … Continue reading

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What Do Quakers Consider Sin? What Does God?

July 25, 2013 Note:  The new issue of Quaker Theology (#23) is now available for online reading. Contents include responses by the editors of QT and six Friends to a press statement on “Quakers and Homosexuality” by Friends Church Kenya.  … Continue reading

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Now (As Always) It Is Up To Us

June 26, 2013 In two dramatic decisions this week, the Supreme Court declared laws unconstitutional. By a 5-4 majority, the Court set aside section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And by an identical margin, though with only one vote … Continue reading

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Homosexuality as a Sin: The View from the U.S. Public

June 7, 2013 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has just released a large, detailed survey exploring public opinion about homosexuality and gay marriage. Included in the survey (Part 3) are a number of questions that … Continue reading

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Rights Vs. Righteousness In the Marriage Equality Debate

April 3, 2103 “Supreme Court Debates Same-Sex Marriage – Should We?”   This was the title of a recent blog post by Micah Bales that has stayed on my mind.  In it, he says he strongly supports moves towards legalization of … 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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