Deep Dish - God's Grace in Anonymous Sex?: Differentiating Sex Positive Theology from Hedonism.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Rev'd Benjamin Garren
The University of Arizona, McClelland Park Building, 650 North Park Avenue, Room 402

Christian sexual ethics often degenerates into list of approved and unapproved sexual acts with no regard for an individuals story or context. Queer theologians have been seeking to subvert this reality and create a sexual ethic that fully engages every individual's story and context. This talk will focus on a case study of an anonymous sexual encounter between two cisgender asian gay males in a bath house and explore the possibilities of this encounter being a place of the manifestation of God's grace, movement towards healing and wholeness, in one of the participants lives. 

The Rev'd Benjamin Garren is the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Arizona. He has a BS in Chemistry from UNC at Chapel Hill and a M.Div from the Bexley-Seabury Federation. He gathers with students for worship and fellowship Sunday evenings at 6:00pm at the Christian Campus Center. He has a tendency to not believe in the God you don't believe in either.