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A Resource Now Available: Christians Can Be Both Faithful and Sexual

It is long past time for a bold and creative Christian response to the #MeToo movement, the potential election of a self-confessed rapist and pedophile, and a President who has bragged about sexual harassment of women. Some Christians this summer show they are deeply aligned to sexual repression (the Nashville Statement), but a more enticing prospect is to teach a sex-positive Christianity that is inclusive and science-friendly. That is what Disciples of Christ pastor, Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale is doing at the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith (IISF). The timely release of a webinar series entitled, “Reading the Bible with Sex-Positive Eyes,” is now available.

"The Christian church’s teachings that have fueled the purity culture, that prizes virginity before marriage, have been destructive for women and sexual minorities but also for young couples who oftentimes have great difficult shifting their beliefs after marriage. We have been captured in its guilt, fear and shame," said Rev. Dr. Dale, a professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

The cutting edge four-part webinar series is for those Christians who want an alternative way to think about pleasure and the body as well as those who simply want to know how to “talk back” to those who are full of judgment about sexuality and preach guilt and shame. Each webinar is 60-75 minutes long and includes the topics:

“Introduction to Christian Sex Negativity: The Beginnings,” an examination of how Jesus’s...

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