Time: September 2, 2012 from 9am to 10pm
Location: Webster Groves Christian Church
Street: 1320 West Lockwood Avenue
City/Town: St.Louis, Missouri 63122
Website or Map: http://www.webstergroveschris…
Event Type: education
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2012
Bible Study: THE BIBLE & SEXUALITY
This is the title of a new Bible Study series that will be taught by Rev. Dr. Jeff Moore, Sr. Pastor at Webster Groves Christian Church located at 1320 W. Lockwood Ave. near the corner of Lockwood and Berry Roads in Glendale, MO 63122. It will start Sunday Sept. 9, 2012 and continue for 10 consecutive weeks meeting on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in Love Chapel. Child care will be provided. It is free and open to all.
Issues of sex, homosexuality and gender identity surround us in the news and media. President Obama makes a statement in support of gay marriage. Barney Frank marries his long time partner. A political figure sends out inappropriate photos of a sexual nature. A trans gender woman wants to participate in a beauty pageant. A young gay college student commits suicide after his roommate video tapes him with another man. We’ve all read or heard many of the stories.
There are a myriad of feelings, emotions, thoughts and opinions around these issues every time we hear or see news like this. Do you have conflicting thoughts when it comes to what you have traditionally understood the Bible to say about such things? Can you ignore these issues because you think this kind of situation won’t ever touch your life? Do you sympathize or support the LGBT community but don’t know exactly how to express that? Do you wrestle with these questions in light of Jesus’ teachings of Christian love, acceptance and kindness?
Dr. Moore will lead a thorough, open and inclusive study and discussion of the Bible concerning sex and homosexuality. All sessions will look at biblical texts, the Hebrew and Greek, histories of translation and interpretation, and present opportunities for questions and discussion. Video excerpts will be used to augment the discussion.
If you want to know more about what the Bible says and means when it comes to the subjects of sex and homosexuality, then this is a wonderful opportunity. Come to one session or come to all.
The individual sessions will be as follows:
Week 1- In the beginning: Sexuality and our created nature.
Week 2- The Holiness Codes: sex, food, and cleanliness in ancient Israel.
Week 3- Sex and respect: What happened at Sodom?
Week 4 - Marriage in the Old and New Testaments.
Week 5 - Jesus and Sexuality.
Week 6 and 7 - What did Paul write about same sex relationships?
Week 8 - Does Jude say anything about homoerotic acts?
Week 9 - How careless biblical interpretation harms communities.
Week 10 - Constructing an ethic of grace.
Suitable for children 16 and over.
Please join us. LGBT community welcome.