Oh God, Oh God, Oh God!: Young Adults Speak Out about Sexuality & Christian Spirituality

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Oh God, Oh God, Oh God! addresses issues of love, sex(uality) and embodiment from the perspectives of young adults who work for or are involved with the church. Discussions about sex, sexuality, and theology are taboo in many churches. What about the tensions felt between the commitments of love, dating, marriage, or parenthood and living lives of faith and integrity? The essays in this book address multiple perspectives on love, dating, marriage, parenthood, sex, and sexuality, as well as looking at the history ...
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Overview

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God! addresses issues of love, sex(uality) and embodiment from the perspectives of young adults who work for or are involved with the church. Discussions about sex, sexuality, and theology are taboo in many churches. What about the tensions felt between the commitments of love, dating, marriage, or parenthood and living lives of faith and integrity? The essays in this book address multiple perspectives on love, dating, marriage, parenthood, sex, and sexuality, as well as looking at the history of the church's struggle with human sexuality from a fresh perspective.
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Publishers Weekly
Finally, an edgy book on the Christian tradition and dating, sex, the single life, and other related topics that takes a different path from standard evangelical Christian courtship and anti-dating manuals. The essays in this edited volume are short, personal, practical, and brimming with ideas and advice about how to tackle any number of significant topics during the young adult years, from hookup culture to surviving sexual abuse. As with any anthology, some chapters are stronger than others, with “The Silver Ring and the Ring of Fire,” “Growing Up Gay,” and “The Perfect Chase” emerging as standouts. Readers may find one glaring disappointment, however; the title promises “young adults” speaking out, but several authors sound far along into their adult lives—if not in years, then in the way they look back at their youth as far gone or in the issues they choose to discuss, such as infertility and in vitro. Aside from this, not only are these essays highly readable, but each provides additional bibliographical resources and perhaps, best of all, excellent questions for further discussion and reflection at the end of each chapter, useful to any teacher or youth group leader. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827227309
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Series: WTF Where's the Faith? Series
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Godsey is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) working in children's ministries and as a college chaplain.

Lara Blackwood Pickrel is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and currently serves as Associate Minister for Youth & Young Adults at Hillside Christian Church in Kansas City, MO. She considers the following things crucial to her character: a passionate love for black jellybeans; a desire to help people of all ages to find wholeness through relationship with God, one another, and themselves; a love for words, books, and eloquent turns of phrase; and soul-friends who are companions on the journey.

Heather Godsey is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) working in children's ministries and as a college chaplain.

Lara Blackwood Pickrel is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She currently serves Hillside Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri as their Associate Minister for Youth and Young Adults. She is passionate about finding/creating/reclaiming new and old ways of engaging young people in the Church - and strongly believes that this process must involve space for youth and young adults to tell their stories (and have them heard). This passion led her to become a part of the WTF? (Where's the Faith?) team at Chalice Press.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction Lara Blackwood Pickrel Heather Godsey 1

Part 1 Too Hot for the Church: Desire, Love, Sex, and You

1 The Silver Ring and the Ring of Fire When "True Love Waits" Meets Real Life Jackson Culpepper 5

2 Hookup Jesus Spirituality and Collegiate Sexuality Heather Godsey 17

3 Sexuality Education in the Church The "Eighters'" Method Sarah Trotter Stewart 29

Part 2 Naked and Unashamed: Embodiment and Sexuality

4 Christianity What's a Body Got to Do with It? Lara Blackwood Pickrel 41

5 Growing Up Gay A Life in the Church L. Shannon Moore 53

6 Porn Nation Christian Piatt 67

7 The Perfect Chase Shelli R. Yoder 77

Part 3 Behind Closed Doors? Community, Care, and Ethics

8 In Vitro Fertilization The Intersection of Fear and Wonder Mary Allison Beasley Cates 91

9 "A Wild Ass at Home in the Wilderness" Fidelity and the Life of Faith in a Hypersexualized, Consumer-driven Culture Nathan Mattox 99

10 Mustard Seed-Sized Faith Isolation and Infertility Sunny Buchanan Ridings 115

Notes 129

Volume Contributors 133

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    OH GOD!!!!!!

    As both a young adult and a minister to youth I have been looking for a book like this for a long time! It speaks honestly and openly about issues that are meaningful to developing who we are in today's world and holds nothing back when it comes to dealing with issues of how we experience our faith and our sexuality. The questions at the end of each chapter were great for reflection and for my own growth! It will be great to use as during a study group soon! I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!!

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