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Who is this course for?
What will it cover?
Who is this not for? What will it not cover?
There's A LOT in here — we're including a bunch of different teaching and communiacting options so that you can learn and engage in the ways that are right for you. This is what you'll get
4 Weeks of Lessons
Each week, you'll get new materials: a video "lecture" — which includes both structured instruction and more casual conversation between Brian & Fr. Shay PLUS supplemental PDF lessons—readings, workbooks, and more—AND a weekly, interactive Q&A call
Weekly Q&A Calls + Group Discussions
Early in each week, in addition to the pre-recorded video lessons, Brian & Fr. Shay will host a 45-minute Q&A call to address questions on the week's materials plus anything else that is coming up in your faith and sexuality as you continue to move through the course.
There will also be a few opportunities for group video discussion throughout the course, in addition to our 24/7 discussion group in the app.
Questions can be pre-submitted and all sessions will be recorded so you can participate even if you can't attend live!
Interactive Online Community
Throughout the course — and after — you'll be part of a private Slack community to talk about the materials, ask questions, and share what comes up for you.
You'll have easy, direct access to ask Brian and Fr. Shay questions as well as hear from other participants. This is a great way to stay connected betewen live sessions or if you can't attend any live still participate with the group.
Access to all of Sanctuary Collective
Your registration in Faithful Sexuality comes with all-inclusive access to everything inside of Sanctuary Collective for three months.
An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care, Walking Toward Resurrection: A Transgender Passion Narrative, a 6-week self-study course on how to read the BIble queerly, and so much more.
Course Dates Feb 17 - Mar 15
New lessons become available every Monday morning
Q&A calls are held weekly Sunday afternoons,
Exact times of live sessions will be determined after registration. Reminder: all live sessions are recorded and you can pre-submit questions if you can't join live.
Each week, in the course materials, Q&A call, and group discussions, we'll focus on a different area. This is the agenda. Or "syllabus" for you fancy folks ;)
WEEK 1 Working through shame + Rediscovering ourselves, our bodies, and our desires Our bodies and our sexualities are a gift, but we've been told lies and separated from our goodness. We're gonan learn some new lessons & skills
WEEK 3 The Nuts & Bolts of Creating A Sexual Ethic, Part 2 Discovering and articulating an overacrhing ethic (and what that means for you and your relatonships)
WEEK 2 The Nuts & Bolts of Creating A Sexual Ethic, Part 1 Tools and tactics for uncovering your values, desires, and boundaries
WEEK 4 Seeing And Creating Sacred Connections In Sex How our sexuality pairs with the Gospel, enriches our understanding of it, and can be a faithful way of living into it.
PRE-COURSE BONUS What the Bible Says (and Doesn't Say) About Sex An exploration of the diverse Biblical messages about sex and, most importantly, discerning the role scripture should play in our sex lives
Brian G. Murphy is an activist, educator, and certified relationship coach. He grew up evangelical Christian in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and for the past decade has been engaged in faith-based activism and social justice work. He participated in the 2007 Soulforce Equality Ride, co-founded Legalize Trans*, and most recently partnered with Fr. Shannon Kearns to create Queer Theology. He's spoken about faith, sexuality, gender, and justice at dozens of colleges and conferences across the USA.
Brian has worked with dozens of LGBTQ+ and straight, cisgender Christians to navigate their relationships in healthy and faithful ways — from celibate to monogamous to polyamorous and all points in between.
Father Shannon T.L. Kearns is a writer, speaker, and theologian. He is the co-founder of Queer Theology. He is also the founder of Uprising Theatre Company. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and is an ordained priest in the Old Catholic Church.
Fr. Shay is a sought after speaker on queer theology, transgender issues, and the intersections of identity and faith. He’s been published in Geez Magazine, Lavender Magazine, Believe Out Loud, and the Huffington Post, and featured in The Advocate and the Star Tribune.
The course is now in session & registration is closed
But don't worry, we'll be back next year. If you want to get early access to the course (and a special offer), join the waitlist and we'll keep you in the loop!
Plus, when you register now, you also get instant access to all of Sanctuary Collective; including,
Reading Queerly - How to read the Bible from a queer perspective
An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care
Walking Toward Resurrection: a Transgender Passion Narrative