An Aberdeen church is tackling the thorny subjects of sex and violence during a week packed with lectures and events. The Scottish Episcopal church of St John the Evangelist, in St John's Place off Crown Street, has invited a top professor to talk on the subject of "Jesus, Sex and Violence" at 7:30pm next Wednesday 22 May. Professor Gordon Graham, Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, will look at what Jesus has to say on the two controversial topics.
St John's rector, the Revd Isaac Poobalan said, "These are key subjects and it's important that we talk about them openly. "Some people think the church is behind the times on sex and violence - but Jesus had a lot to say that is very relevant to the issues that we all face today."
All are welcome to come to the free event which is part of St John's week-long Whitsun Festival.
Professor Graham said: "Some Christians condemn sex outside marriage and homosexual relationships, while others see these as features of the modern world that have to be accepted, and even celebrated. Some Christians are pacifists, while others approve of armed struggles on behalf of the poor and oppressed. We are going to be looking at what the Christian attitude to sex and violence should be. This lecture focuses on what Jesus actually says and what he doesn't say on these important topics."
Article from : The Scottish Episcopal Church