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All young adults are invited to join us for six Tuesdays, beginning October 3, 2023, at 7 pm, at Holy Trinity located at 10037 84 Ave, in the Office Commons area (buzz the buzzer on the back door), as we read and explore Nadia Bolz-Weber's book: Shameless.

Negative messages about sex come from all corners of society: from the church, from the media, and from our own families. As a result, countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment. In this instant bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye and her vulnerable, yet hopeful soul on the harmful conversations about sex that have fed our shame.

Bolz-Weber offers no simple amendments or polite compromises. Instead, this modern-day reverend calls for an inclusivity that empowers us to be loyal to people and, perhaps most importantly, ourselves. “Christianity is not a program for avoiding mistakes,” she writes. “It is a faith of the guilty.”

With an alternative understanding of Scripture passages that have been weaponized against Christians for decades, Bolz-Weber reminds us that sexual flourishing can and should be for all genders, all bodies, and all humans. She shares stories, poetry, and Scripture that wage war on perpetual anxiety around sex by celebrating sexuality in all its forms and recognising it for the gift it is. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by shaming sexual messages, this one is for you:

  • Tuesday, October 3 - Beginning to Sanctus
  • Tuesday, October 10 - Creation I: The First Blessing
  • Tuesday, October 17 - Creation II: They Belonged to Each Other
  • Tuesday, October 24 - Creation III: Who Told You You Were Naked?
  • Tuesday, October 31 - No Study - Spooky Time - aka Halloween
  • Tuesday, November 7 - Creation IV: Flesh Made Word

    This book is available through Edmonton Public Library, and online at various locations including Amazon which is listed HERE