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Body Theology

Hands, Fingers, Knees and Toes: Feminist Body Theology and the #GOPDebate

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

There were more male body parts discussed in the most recent #GOPDebate in Detroit, Michigan than one might have expected in a presidential debate forum. From the perspective of feminist body theology, this was enormously revealing of actual issues at stake in this presidential election.

Marijuana: A Theology

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Is this just a further sign of the "moral decay" of American society, or can we say the legalization of marijuana can have a place in a Christian theology that values, instead of denigrates, the body?

Embracing Sexual Incarnation

Julie Clawson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Julie Clawson

When we repress our nature as sexual beings, we cease to be our full selves. This does not mean we must all give into every sexual impulse or desire we have, but acknowledge that they are a vital and normal part of who we are.