“Kiss Me Like You Mean It”

A Sermon on Song of Solomon 2:8-13 by Sarah Segal McCaslin: “And while many would say, by way of conclusion or assessment, that way too much time is spent in our denomination talking about what other people do in the bedroom, I think now, truly, that not enough time is spent talking about what goes on in the bedroom. If what goes on behind closed doors has the capacity to be the most faithful and exuberant worship of God that we can imagine, and also one of the places where our bodies are celebrated as God intended, then the church needs to protect against the threat that this beautiful aspect of our God-given humanity might be forced into hiding and become inaccessible to those who might be most in need of a positive word and a grace-filled moment.”

Honoring the Sexual Body

Stephanie Paulsell Associate Dean for Ministerial Studies and Senior Lecturer on Ministry Harvard Divinity School Friday, November 5, 2004 I am honored to have been invited to be with you this weekend at this important conference and to share this podium with such incredible preachers and teachers. I have admired your work from afar for […]

Eros and Ethics

Susan R. Andrews Sermon, Friday Evening November 5, 2004 Song of Solomon, Chapter 2 I Corinthians 6:12-23 My first year in seminary, I found myself teaching sex education to a bunch of junior highs in a Congregational Church outside of Boston. It was the early 1970’s, and the only denominational curriculum available was that produced […]