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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
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
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
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
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
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
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