Tag Archives: Homosexuality

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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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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Releasing Raccoons to the Wild: An Update on the Schism in Indiana

September 13, 2012 “Set off” is the phrase used in the recently released proposal to carry through a schism in Indiana Yearly Meeting.  “IYM (the organization) will remain intact and those meetings choosing option B will continue to be part … Continue reading

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Our Evolving Understanding of Divorce — and Homosexuality

June 21, 2012 Could consideration of divorce help us understand how we make use of the Bible?  And might that help us in understanding what God asks of us with regard to homosexuality? In Luke 16:18 Jesus says18 “Anyone who divorces … Continue reading

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Ashamed Not To Be a Heretic: Harry Emerson Fordick

June 13, 2012 Reading the newspaper this morning, I came across this quotation from Harry Emerson Fosdick: “I should be ashamed to live in this generation and not be a heretic.”  That sentence, I learned later, is from the final … Continue reading

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The Never-Changing Case for Marriage

June 1, 2012 In 1949, Elton Trueblood published a short book on The Common Ventures of Life: Marriage, Birth, Work and Death (New York: Harper and Row).  “The purpose of this book,” he says in the Preface, “is to help … Continue reading

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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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