Category Archives: Sin

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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Leprosy in the Bible

February 28, 2012 I’ve found myself thinking about leprosy in the Bible.  It is mentioned, various reference sources tell me, 55 times.  That’s about ten times more frequently than homosexuality.  When He is trying to get Moses’ attention, calling him … Continue reading

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