Authentic Human Sexuality,
3rd Edition, by Judith K. Balswick and Jack O.
“Sex pervades our culture,
going far beyond the confines of the bedroom into the workplace, the church,
and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex,
human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is
authentic human sexuality?”
“Privilege has a way of blinding us to the realities
faced by those society has made invisible, and in true incarnational fashion,
Terence takes us with him on a journey to uncover the true experiences of our
most vulnerable neighbors.” (Chad Wright-Pittman)
The word “mystic” is about as useful as “monk” or “monastic”
in many of our lives as believers. We may have an idea of what that word
entails, but to become a “mystic” (or “monk” or “monastic”)? No thanks.
There are those who have gone before considered to be
mystics who wrote of their experiences, or their experiences were given as
accounts by someone else. In the Christian sense, when reading their writings,
such as St. John of the Cross, we read those deep words and think, “Good for
him. Not a calling for me!”
This is a must read. It challenges. There are things to be argued over. There are things to be implemented. Lukianoff and Haidt present much needed material to challenge the deep divisions of our current society.
This is a moving book about the injustices done to the Osage tribe in Oklahoma in the 1920s. It is a fascinating story about the rise of the FBI and how they used the investigation of one part of this atrocity to further the image of J Edgar Hoover, but it is beyond that particular story. It is about a reporter doing research to realize hundreds of Osage people were murdered in one way or another in this time period because of oil and greed.
It’s a heartbreaking story that needs a wide read.