Our Books & Brews gathering for the month of March is centered on Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber's brand new book "Shameless", an important dive into purity culture and sexuality, broadening the conversation around sexual ethics. We'll be gathering at Fido at 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 26th! Here's the book's description:
Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For nearly two thousand years, this obsession has often turned destructive, inflicting pain, suffering, and guilt on countless people of all persuasions and backgrounds. In Shameless, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation. To make her case, she offers experiences from her own life and stories from her parishoners alongside biblical theology to explore what the church has taught, and the harm those teachings have caused.
Along the way, she re-examines patriarchy, sex, and power with candour but also with hope, because in her heart she believes the "Gospel is powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting."