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Sex-Positive Christianity – Webinar

Rev Bev Dale founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex and Faith and frequent attendee and past featured reader at the Salon, will be offering her first webinar series. Enroll in only 1 class or all 4. Listen in person and ask questions or order the tapes and listen at one’s leisure.

The dates and topics:

Oct 4:Introduction to the Bible and Sex-Negativity

Oct 18: Discerning Truth, Discerning Culture

Nov 1: Sex in the Bible: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Nov 15: Sex: How? When? Under What Circumstances?

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Now you don’t have to go to a conference to learn from Rev Bev about a sex-positive Christianity. You can now learn from her online!

Four webinars this fall will help you connect  your sexual life to your faith and learn about incarnation in new ways that will have an immediate, meaningful impact on your intimate life.

The first session explains why Christianity became so sex-negative (and why it doesn’t have to be that way!) on Sunday, October 4 followed by session two on October 18, when you will learn a time-honored discernment tool tor determining your own spiritual and sexual truth. Then, in the third session on November 1st she will explain the ways sex is viewed in the bible – positively and negatively and will conclude on November 15th with instruction on moral and ethical sexual-decision-making.

No judgment. No guilt. No shame. We promise.

Each webinar is on a Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. (EST) A package of all four webinars is offered for $60, or classes can be purchased a la carte for $20 each. Students get 25%off!
To learn more or to register go to  incarnationinstitute.org.

Tomorrow – Body-Friendly Christianity – Rev Bev – Mt. Airy Learning Tree

Rev. Dr. Beverly “Rev Bev” will be teaching a  course called “Introduction to a Body-Friendly Christianity,” At the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Philadelphia, May 14th, registration still available.

This class is designed to subvert the sexually repressed teachings in Christianity by presenting a body-positive, inclusive biblical interpretation and theological views that promote gender and s+xual equality as well as an ethically grounded s+xual exploration.

“If the Creator pronounced the creation as ‘very good’ then that means our s+xual bodies are blessed as well.  I think it is time the church started teaching that without the repression,” said Dale.  “Although the central teaching of Christianity is supposed to be the incarnation, that is, God-in-the-flesh, positive teaching about s+xuality is in short supply.”

“What would the world look like if we worried less about sex and celebrated it more instead?” Dale asked.   “I think we should not try to control s+xuality but channel it.   But we can’t do that until we can embrace it as good.”

The class is Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Hagan Hall, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7300 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA at 7:00 p.m.  Advance registration is recommended.

Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale, also known as “Rev Bev”, 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 tours her original theater piece “An Irreverent Journey from Eggbeaters to Vibrators” for largely secular audiences and leads s+x positive workshops, usually within a Christian context.  Rev. Dale is the 2012 recipient of the Diabolique Foundation Community Service award.

Registration:

URL:  https://learningtree.ccwis.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=13STW04