It is the session that we have all been waiting for! This week our topic is Sex: Holiness, Agency, Justice. Our discussion will be grounded in our first two sessions, but don’t worry if you didn’t make those, we will get you caught up. From our origin story, we learn that we are created in the image of God and that God’s first gift or blessing to us was sex. We also know from our scripture and tradition that we are called to live in relationship with each other – friends, strangers, and enemies. We describe our faithful response in these relationships in different ways: “do to others as you would have them do to you” (Lk. 6:31); “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mk. 12:31); “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44); “do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb. 13:2). In our Book of Common Prayer, we sum all that up with the promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” and to “respect the dignity of every human being.” (BCP 305)
So, with all that in mind, this week we will ask the questions of what does it look like for Christians to have a healthy sex life? And how should Christians act in sexual relationships?
Join us this Thursday, 3/28 at 4 pm for snacks and the next conversation in our Lenten program.
Tuesday at 6 pm is our Pasta Night, and on the menu is Peas, Peppers, and Prosciutto Sauce with Cream.
Thursday, 4-5 pm, at Trinity Commons, is our third session in the With Love Series – “Sex: Holiness, Agency, Justice.” Bring yourself, your questions, and invite a friend! (Hey have you taken the survey yet? Let us know where you are coming from by taking a few minutes to answer some questions.
On Campus This Week
BSC is on Spring Break this week. If you are town, come join us at Pasta Night or our Lenten Program.
Wednesday at Samford: Thomas will be in the University Center (near the O Henry’s) around 9 am, feel free to drop by to chat, share what’s on your mind, or ask for prayer. Our short Eucharist takes place in Reid Chapel at Noon.
Thursday at UAB: Thomas will be hanging around the usual table close to the Univ. Blvd exit of the Hill center around 10am until 3pm. Come by to chat, share what’s on your mind, ask for a prayer, or join him for lunch or coffee.