The Journey This Week :: 02 Jan 2022
News & Updates at Sex & the Gay Christian
26 December 2021—01 January 2022
Hi! This is Jon, your host at Sex & the Gay Christian. Looks like we made it through another tough year. I pray this new year finds you and those you love in good physical, mental, and spiritual health. (If not, I pray the Lord be with you in your struggles and urge you to reach out for help.)
If you’ve visited sexgaychristian.com before this week, you’ll notice a number of significant changes. The most notable is the new web design which reflects an important new vision.
A New Vision
Sex & the Gay Christian has expanded its vision to reflect the concerns, include the wisdom, and honor the experience of the wider Queer community. The original vision focused on helping Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer men develop a healthy sexual ethic to guide them in integrating their sexual and spiritual lives. On the wise suggestion of an interested publisher for the book, I realized that the principles and lessons I was learning from my research transcend gender and might be of use to a wider audience. Also, I realized that some of the most useful tools Sex & the Gay Christian can offer come from the deep, ancient Christian tradition of contemplation and contemplative discernment. Furthermore, I have become ever more convinced that the work of discerning even something so personal as a sexual ethic requires the support and wisdom of community.
A New Invitation
Given this new vision, I’d like to invite you on a journey in loving, spiritual, sex-positive community towards the integration of your sexuality and spirituality. For more about this invitation, please read “An Invitation to a Journey.”
A New Set of Offerings
To help you on this journey, Sex & the Gay Christian offers the following opportunities and resources:
Sex & Spirit Discussion Groups. In 2022, I will convene two groups where Queer folk can connect, explore, and embrace their own unique sexuality as a gift from God. Using ancient tools of discernment from the Christian tradition we will together seek to integrate your sexual life and your spiritual life in ways that reflect your personal inclinations and deepest values. More.
One-on-One Spiritual Direction. As a trained, certified spiritual director I can help you discern where Spirit is moving in all areas of your life–including the sexual and the relational. Spiritual direction is basically a three-way conversation among you, the spiritual companion, and the Holy Spirit conducted in a prayerful, non-judgmental, non-dogmatic atmosphere. Click here for more information and to sign up for a free one-hour consultation.
Thoughts & Reflections. I’ve been rather stingy about sharing all the wisdom I’ve encountered in the course of two years of extensive research. But now it’s time for me to play nice and share. In Thoughts and Reflections, it is my pleasure to share with you the life-changing information I’ve discovered on various topics relevant to sexual decision-making and sexual ethics from a Queer, Christian perspective. I might also slip in my opinion, not because I have all the answers, but to invite you to share your feedback with me and the Sex & the Gay Christian community. Check out what I have written here.
Resources. These pages are under review and reconstruction. As they relaunch over the course of the year, they will point you to other supportive online communities, recommendations for further learning opportunities, and a glossary of terms.
Thank you for your time and attention. I’d love to know your thoughts. Please comment below, or email your thoughts, your concerns, and your prayers to me at email@example.com.
May God richly bless you as you move ever more deeply into a life of abundance and joy in Christ—sex included!
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