Reverend Beverly Dale is a published writer, vocalist, and performer, in addition to being an ordained minister. Her ministry has taken her from being a pastor in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) parish in Illinois for 6 years to 21 years of campus ministry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is presently the founder and chair of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith, an educational non-profit that teaches an inclusive, science-friendly and sex-positive Christianity.
Her ministry has a very specific and unique focus: to help people of faith heal from the sexual wounding that occurs when they are taught to separate the spirit from the body, and also to provide tools for those who are developing a Christian theology that affirms the body and pleasure as God-given.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Rev Bev genders God as female and envisions God as Sophia (based on Proverbs 8.) The scriptures focus on Moses and other biblical characters who say “yes” to God – even with some excuses. Yet to say “yes” is to sing the song that Sophia gives at birth. This is the path to integrity and living freely in loving lives.
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How do we make sense of the Christmas story when, after the holidays, the headlines still tell us the world is in a mess? Rev Bev calls for a love revolution and people of faith are to be its leaders. So if Love Came Down at Christmas then we simply need to live into our power.