Sexuality and Following Jesus–Chapel and Talkback
Is our embodied humanity a temporary curse or permanent, glorious reality? Does salvation seem to imply getting out of our bodies, or is it about finally being at home in our bodies and getting to be truly human forever? Too often, Christians are deeply ambivalent, or silent, about our embodied lives and whether they really matter in the end. Ironically, if we take Jesus’ humanity seriously, then we will begin to see that “in the end” God’s gift and goal is to give us our truly human, truly sexual, truly Christian lives back, then and now!
Cherith Fee Nordling, Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL, gave several presentations in Harrisonburg on the theme “Being Human, Becoming Christian: an embodied reconciliation of heaven and earth,” September 15-17. This chapel is the final event.