Seeking the Spirit in Sexuality

The spirit is embodied, and the body inspired!

I believe that we are called, in the words of W.H. Auden, to love God and each other in "the world of the flesh."  God inspires our deepest desires for union with the Holy and with one another, whether or not they involve sexual expression.  Healthy sexuality can be, as sacramental theology suggests, a visible expression of an inner grace, the lively Spirit that moves all creation and brings forth life, love, and adventure.  God is moving through joyful embrace and meditative prayer, physical union and spiritual friendship, loving touch and loving word.

Bruce EpperlyBruce Epperly is Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Continuing Education and co-pastor of Disciples United Community Church ( in Lancaster, PA.  He is the author of sixteen books, including Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living and Tending to the Holy:  The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry (with Katherine Epperly), selected as Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy.   He may be contacted at or

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