This week our discussion will be focusing on the broad and often controversial theme of human sexuality. It seems to me that we live in a culture that is both hyper-sexual (i.e. advertising, movies, TV, music, etc.) and anti-sexual (mostly in terms of our explicitly articulated societal/religious mores). Mostly the healthy middle ground seems to get lost. Unfortunately, in my experience, the church is afraid or unwilling to take on this topic, which leaves many people of faith trying to fend for themselves. So here are some questions to get you thinking/discussing:
1) How do you define sex/sexuality?
2) How do we confuse and conflate physicality, intimacy, and sexuality and where do they legitimately overlap?
3)What guidelines/principles/etc. should Christians be operating under (or at least considering) with respect to sexuality?
Of course, these are only prompts and we can go where the group wants. Feel free to comment ahead of time if you so desire.
We'll meet again at the Global Gallery (3535 N. High St.) in Clintonville at 3:00.
See you there!