Welcome friends. Welcome family. Welcome neighbors and guests. Welcome sisters, brothers, cousins, aunties, tios, and omas. Welcome lovers. Welcome husbands, wives, partners, significant others. Welcome people who are straight. Welcome people who are L-G-B-T-Queer. Welcome people for whom “it’s complicated” best describes their relationships.
Welcome all, to this, our second week of a four-part worship series on healthy sexuality.
I want to thank Joel for naming in his sermon last week the reality that too often these sorts of conversations in the Church have been dominated by straight people talking about the sexualities of queer people, dissecting every detail and treating the lives of real people as if they were nothing more than an “issue” to be resolved.
But we are all sexual people. None of us can distance ourselves from the “issue” any more than we can separate our mind from our heart from our body. We are all in need of good, theological discourse about our bodies, relationships, sex, and desire, because sexuality is about a lot more than just what we do with our genitals. It’s about how we relate to the world around us, how...