An ever-renewing narrative of community formed by difference
selected by Anne Blue Wills
Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.
Historically, black people and those deemed “homosexual” have been marginalized and silenced on many faith-based campuses. My Then & Now post from December notes the increasing acceptance of black Christians at Christian schools. However, such acceptance has not been extended to LGBTQ Christians.
W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk intertwines “the problem of the twentieth century” color line with LGBTQ resistance in the 21st century.
"It is better to marry than to burn," says Paul. This strange, embarrassing passage may offer some ground for fresh discernment.
The mainline has struggled to express an ethics or spirituality of sexuality. Verlee Copeland and Dale Rosenberger seek to fill that gap.
reviewed by Heidi Haverkamp