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An Interview with Singapore Sexologist Martha Tara Lee

My first thought was "How did she find me half way around the world?" And then I realized that distance is so 20th century! It is no longer a factor that prevents our search for one another. The internet allows us to seek companionship and mentors wherever we are. So I said "Yes, I will be glad to come on your show." Then I immediately thought, Yikes! Would i understand her...

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"I don't believe in God" and other Silliness

I hear this statement quite often and, frankly, I grow quite impatient with it. Of course, I completely understand rejecting the God of our childhood, this Father with a strong resemblance to our earthly parents. Whether this all-powerful God shows affection or is a harsh judge and disciplinarian or not, at first, like our parents, he can do no wrong. Yet, at some point we realize he, like our...

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Biblical Stories and Sexual Ethics 12/4/14

Ever wondered if Bathsheba gave her consent when King David ordered her to his house for the purpose of having sex? And if she did not (and how does one say 'no' to a king anyway?!) can we not call that rape? Hm-m-m, bet you never heard a sermon on that angle! Or, is seduction ever honorable? Seems Ruth and Naomi thought it was justified. And in the Samson and Delilah story why is it that Delilah...

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We're the Ones We're Waiting For 9/21/13

The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance is hosting its annual conference in DC in September and includes a workshop by Rev Bev as she continues her work recruiting people to become advocates for and missionaries of spreading the good news about pleasure.

"It is past time to speak up and spread our views that our sexual bodies, sexual variety and sensual pleasure is all about good news and...

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Intro to a Body Friendly Christianity 5/14/13

Although the central teaching of Christianity is supposed to be the incarnation, that is, God-in-the-flesh, positive teaching about sexuality is in short supply amid the repressive dogmas throughout the church history. This class, taught by Rev Dr Beverly Dale is designed to subvert those teachings by presenting a body-positive, inclusive biblical interpretation and theological...

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Out of the Head, Into the Body, then Out of the Body into Ecstasy 5/12/13

Sometimes we think too much. This can easily get us into trouble both in the bedroom and on our faith journey. Thinking too much in the bedroom can become what is known as 'spectatoring',  the practice of watching intimacy rather than experiencing it. And, in our spiritual lives faith and religion simply get reduced to a list of things to believe and becomes a series of platitudes....

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Calling Missionaries of Pleasure: A Discussion and a Report 5/12/13

What is the gospel (gospel means good news) about the body from the Christian teaching of incarnation? Or, is there any good news about pleasure and sexuality to be found in Christianity that is not also hinged to marriage and monogamy? Because, since body negativity has dominated Christian teachings through history, some folks who have opted not to listen and made some...

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Announcing a new non-profit devoted to teaching an inclusive,  science-friendly, and sex-positive Christianity!