Reading the arguments of a learned academic—it could as well have been of an equally learned disputant for the opposition—confidently setting forth proof, which he apparently considered complete and faultless, of the Bible’s restrictions on gay inclusion and affirmation, I am whisked backwards in time 70+ years to a second floor classroom in the northwest … Continue reading Q.E.D.

Kara, Gaza, Jerusalem, 1 Samuel

Kara Newell has life-long history of Quaker life, worship, and service. With her husband, John, also a life-long Quaker, she attends Quaker Bible study at Multnomah Friends Meeting House—as do I—early Monday mornings. Last week news had just begun flashing on our telephone screens of the killings at the Gaza border. After several minutes of … Continue reading Kara, Gaza, Jerusalem, 1 Samuel