Sexuality and Spirituality

In this Seven Minute Seminary, Debra Hirsch wonders, Where have all the sexy Christians gone? Why has sexuality become such a taboo subject in the church?

Sexuality needs to be embraced, celebrated, and properly grounded in a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world.

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7 Responses

  1. Well said!!! Agree agree agree, thanks! The integration of Spirituality and Sexuality is stated well and a huge (unheard) point to be made in the ‘conversation’ about same sex ‘marriage’. I get weird looks when I talk about sex in conversation, glad to know I’m not the only one to talk about it. 🙂

  2. Great intro! Such an important area, the shameful neglect of which has done catastrophic damage in the world to which the church was sent to be “salt” and “light.” After all, the very first thing God says about how we image Him is stated in terms of sexuality (“male and female He created them”). I’m still working through Pope John Paul II’s comprehensive Theology of the Body, which uses that phrase in Genesis 1 as title for his exposition of human sexuality. I’ve pre-ordered your book to see your approach to this unjustifiably neglected issue and how you envision its remedy. Back in 2010 I wrote a doctrinal paper on my own approach, which is probably too radical for most “neglecters.” It can be Googled to read it: “Incarnational Truth about Humanity’s Sexual Nature (Doing Body-friendly Theology Free from Gnostic Prudery).”

  3. Her explanation of spirituality as a vertical knowing and being known and of sexuality as a horizontal knowing and being known is profound and important and rang true with me. Thank you Deb and Seedbed!

  4. The sexual woman combines seemingly incongruous: the manner of a true lady and free cheerfulness simpleton, deep sharp wit and incredible ease of communication, courtesy and recklessness, liberal judgment and personal inaccessibility. The issue of female sexuality the views of men and women differ dramatically. The beautiful half convinced: sexuality – is, first of all, the external data and that is important – appearance. But sexuality is also a spirituality

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