Tag: sex-positive

Reminder-Tuesday, June 19th-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, “Reading the Bible with Sex-Positive Eyes” – webinar with Reverend Dr. Bev Dale

Lola LePaon will be the featured reader this Tuesday, not to be missed. A choose your own adventure style erotic book reading.

Press Release for –

Pastor Challenges 2000 Years of Christian Anxiety about Sex

Christians Can Be Both Faithful and Sexual


Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 2018 – The Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith (IISF) announces the release of a webinar series that will teach people how to live a sex-positive Christianity. Entitled “Reading the Bible with Sex-Positive Eyes,” this webinar series is the work of Reverend Dr. Beverly Dale, a Disciples of Christ pastor.


“The Christian church’s teachings that have fueled the purity culture, which prizes virginity before marriage, have been destructive for women and sexual minorities who have been captured in its guilt, fear and shame.” said Rev. Dr. Dale, a professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary. “This has got to change.”


The four-part webinar series includes the topics: “Introduction to Christian Sex Negativity: The Beginnings,” “Discerning Truth, Discerning Culture,” “Sex in the Bible: The Good, The Bad & the Ugly,” and “Sex: Whether, When, and How.” The webinars can be accessed through the websitehttp://www.incarnationinstitute.org.

Dale’s work is science-based and theologically grounded in scripture. Dr. Beverly Whipple, a researcher who helped to identify the G-spot and female ejaculation, is on Dale’s Advisory Team. Whipple said of her work on its behalf: “I am honored to be an advisor for this organization as a way to encourage the faith community to be involved in positive sexual health.” Another Advisor is Dr. Virginia Mollenkott, a Christian theologian whose focus corrects the trans and homophobia within Christendom has sought to empower the sexual minority communities. She calls the work of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith an “imaginative and gifted ministry”!

About the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith (IISF)


The IISF provides training for professionals in the fields of theology and sexuality and offers resources and presentations for the general public that focus on inclusivity and science while also being grounded in traditional Christianity and biblical scholarship.


About Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale


The Founder and Chair of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith (IISF), Dr. Dale served as a campus minister for over two decades at an Ivy League university, where she saw firsthand the damage of the hook-up and sexual ignorance and the impact of the purity culture. Her book “Advancing the Sexual Health of the Christian Client” co-authored with sex therapist Rachel Keller, will be published by Routledge Publishing in 2019.




Beverly Dale

Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith




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?


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.