Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Fall 2018 | Sex, Gender, Power: A Reckoning

It is not easy to speak about sexual issues; they touch us at the most intimate level. I want to express my deep appreciation to those who have contributed to this issue. … Some speak out of personal anguish; others out of hearts that are heavy with the abuse they have seen; all speak out of a deep concern to overcome one of the greatest moral problems we face. May we all join them for the sake of God, for one another, and for ourselves.” - Gregory E. Sterling

From the Dean’s Desk - Fall 2018

In 1976, YDS faculty member William Muehl wrote an article in this magazine titled “Rape Is a Sexual Act.” He and I had had an ongoing disagreement about this assertion, largely because of my...

For years, many of us half-knew of sexual abuses going on in Hollywood, workplaces, neighborhoods, academia, or communities of faith, but we mostly ignored them. The #MeToo reckoning has broken...

Straight men, there’s an overdue conversation we need to have. It’s about women – how we regard them and interact with them, especially around sex. It’s about how we navigate the new norms that...