Embodied Grace: Queer and Straight Perspectives on Sex Positive Christianity

Emily Joy

Sat 3 PM | Workshop

Too often, the Christian conversation about sex is limited to thinking in terms of what’s allowed and what isn’t. But what if the goal of Christian sex is simply to embody God’s grace for another person so that they feel the complete safety, delight, and belonging that God wants us to experience all the time? What if sex can be a higher call that is not just mutually consensual, but guided by the goal of blessing the other person’s body, heart, and mind? Emily, Kevin, and Morgan will each share unique queer and straight perspectives on sex-positive Christianity.

Morgan Guyton

Morgan Guyton is the co-pastor of the NOLA Wesley United Methodist Campus Ministry. He is the author of How Jesus Saves the World From Us (Westminster John Knox, 2016). He blogs at www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice

286 Wild Goose On Campus
287 Embodied Grace: Sex-Positive Christianity

Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia is a speaker, creative, musician, content creator and worship artist based in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2013 with a BM in Music Education and has been everything from a barista to a corporate office worker to a non-profit professional since then. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a gay Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with his blog, theKevinGarcia.com, his podcast, “A Tiny Revolution,” on his YouTube channel where he unpacks theology and addresses life as a queer person of faith, and through speaking engagements at churches, universities, and festivals. Kevin also works with The Reformation Project, an LGBTQ direction action organization with a mission to make the global church more inclusive for queer people. He is presently a candidate for a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. He believes that by telling our stories, we set others free to tell theirs.

51 Bridges Over Battle Linesconversation.
287 Embodied Grace: Sex-Positive Christianity
248 Failed Missionary
289 Loving Our Way to Freedom

Emily Joy Allison-Hearn

Emily Joy is a spoken word poet and yoga teacher RYT 200 whose work focuses on the intersections of faith and sexuality, spiritual deconstruction, and creative writing. Emily has released two studio albums of spoken word poetry, and travels the country performing at churches, schools, conferences, and festivals like Wild Goose. She also teaches yoga every week in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Her work as the co-creator of the #ChurchToo campaign exposing sexual abuse in faith communities has been featured on websites such as Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, and more. Emily is passionate about helping others, especially other women, make spiritual and creative progress in the wake of religious trauma, painful past experiences, and self-doubt.

115 Screaming and Shouting: Subversive Liturgies
126 Beyond #ChurchToo
133 Poetry Open Mic w Emily Joy
287 Embodied Grace: Sex-Positive Christianity
384 Emily Joy Allison-Hearn

Session #287