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Sunday, November 23--Discussion

Hi folks,

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!


Zack said...

Thanks for posting this Chad.
I also added it to our next event on the sidebar.
Earlier in the week Adam sent an e-mail to the group with a link to a links roundup that Brian McLaren posted that included some interesting articles on human sexuality specifically homosexuality.

I'm interested to hear what everyone has to say on this topic.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Chad. Those are some challenging questions. Is it okay if I answer "I don't know" to all of them?

Kara Newby said...

I'm not sure if we are even going to get into the area of homosexuality, and specifically prop. 8, but this comment by Keith Oberman really brought me to tears. It was linked on Brian McCalren's sight as well, but I wanted to post it again here. I was really really moved by it.

Gregory said...

The Sexperiment: seven days of sex.

Greg Lyons said...

There's a thought-provoking conversation going on at Brett McCracken's site regarding sex and gender.