Gender & Sexuality Christian Formation Class Outline

This semester I’m teaching a class on “gender & sexuality” at Christ Church. Here’s the outline:

Sex & Gender in Bible, World, & Church

Christ Church Christian Formation Class

Spring Semester, 2012

The Rev. Matt Boulter

 I. Sex & Gender Issues in the Bible.

  • A. Tainted Property? Patriarchalism in the OT (Feminism)
  • B. Tainted Property? Patriarchalism in the OT (Feminism), cont’d.
  • C. “Hardness of Heart.” Jesus on Divorce (Matthew 19).
  • D. Word World. The Invention of “Homosexuality.”
  • E.Not as Clear as I Thought. The Bible on “Homosexuality” (Gospels, Paul’s “sin lists,” Romans 1).

II. Sex & Gender Issues in the World.

  • A. Culture Wars & the 3 “waves” of feminism.  How the church has dropped the ball.
  • B. June & Ward Cleaver & the Biblical Picture of Marriage.
  • C. Culture Wars? The Battle of Marriage in our Culture Today.

III. Sex & Gender Issues in the Church.

  • A. Rites for Same Sex Blessings?
  • B. Full steam ahead on the Ordination of Noncelibate Gay Men & Lesbians?
  • C. Ecclesiology: Church as Family.
  • D.Ecclesiology: Church as Dialoging Community (within a Tradition).

 

 

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Matt,

This is a timely topic and I wish I could be in your class! As usual, it looks from your outline like you’ll find a way to transcend typical political-cultural divides and suggest new ways of thinking and living. I’d love to hear how it goes…

Good news, Jamison! We are going to try to get the classes recorded & posted here:

http://fathermatt.libsyn.com/

Word. Bookmarked. Thanks!

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