Tag Archives: sin

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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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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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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Homosexuality Among Friends: A Summary of Responses

May 11, 2012 “Where are Quakers with the insistent question of homosexuality?”  Are we welcoming and affirming? Or do we proclaim homosexuality a sin, asking that those with the ‘affliction’ renounce their desires? I asked these questions in early April … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Testimony of Intimacy

April 27, 2012 In the midst of Indiana Yearly Meeting’s ongoing turmoil about homosexuality, the Bible, and the authority of the yearly meeting, a Friend writes, “it is clear even to the casual reader that God has something to say … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Sin

April 20, 2012 Why do I believe homosexuality is not a sin? At bottom, because it makes no sense to believe that it is God’s will for us to believe homosexuality to be a sin, a sin to be avoided … Continue reading

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The Bible Says Death to Sinners: What Canst Thou Say?

April 13, 2012 Where are Quakers with the death penalty? The death penalty is a good question to consider the week after we mark Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection.  Do we believe any human being should ever be executed, whatever the … Continue reading

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