31 May 2023 |
Dr. Washburn will explore, through vignettes and a brief history of policy and practice, some of the ways that specific definitions of purity became equated with holiness, salvation, and even access to the presence of God. This exploration will also include an invitation to participants to reflect on messages they have received from religious leaders about sexuality and the presence or absence of God, and how those messages have influenced them.
Jody Washburn is a teacher, scholar, musician, and life-long wonderer. Her training is primarily in Hebrew Bible and the languages and cultures of the ancient Near East. For the past few years she has been studying intersections between trauma studies, attachment theory, and Hebrew Bible concepts of shalom, compassion, and covenant love. You can find out more about her work at www.compassionandwholeness.com
Tamicka Bonnick is a biology teacher who is passionate about reaching young people through authenticity. She is also an author and a musician. She lives in Virginia.
How to join:
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84697939309
ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM. Because of time changes in various parts of the world, please double-check the correct time where you live.
The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).
About our class:
- The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, put people down, or judge the state of their salvation.
- Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
- Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
- Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
- Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
- Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Bryan Ness
- Reinder Bruinsma
- Austin Archer
- Laurence Turner
- Rolf Pohler