Tag Archives: God’s Will

What Does God Mean By ‘Sin?’

November 19, 2011 For the Indiana Yearly Meeting Facebook Page: My devotions over the past few weeks have been focused on trying to understand what God means by “sin:” what is the nature of sin, and how does it arise. … Continue reading

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God’s Will and Human Action

November 2, 2012 “Everything happens for a reason…” “It’s all part of God’s plan….” Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear someone say one of these phrases, or something very like it.  I always wince. These phrases are … Continue reading

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Bible Authority and the Five Snippets

March 30, 2012 I understand why we should treat the Bible with exceptional reverence, taking it as the single most essential book we have among the millions that have been written. The Bible is the best account of Jesus’s life … Continue reading

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Whose Water Are We Carrying?

March 16, 2012 The question of how Quakers should view homosexuality is a religious and spiritual question, not a matter of law or public policy. Nevertheless, our consideration unfolds in the midst of continuing turmoil in law and policy. And … 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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Is God’s View of Sin Arbitrary?

February 17, 2012 Certainly, our views of what is right and what is wrong should not be shaped by public opinion.  Nevertheless, we should be aware of what other people think.  The most recent public opinion polling on whether we … 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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