Chandler church to say lots about sex
HowSexyAmI.com proclaims a billboard on eastbound lane of the Santan Freeway. It shows a photo of two pairs of feet (presumably a mans and a womans) poking out from under the covers at the back of a bed. The feet are playfully twisted. Eye-catching indeed. The billboard sends drivers to the Web site to see whats going on. Were Bringing Sexy Back declares the site of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, which plans a six-week sermon series by its senior pastor, Linn Winters, starting Aug. 12. It is further promoted by a couple videos on the Web site (www.howsexyami.com). One features 14 changing black-and-white panels of somber men and women and this narrative: How do I decide what sexy is? …. Is it how much attention you get? Is it how you feel about yourself? When I feel sexy, does that mean Ill experience great sex? Who decides? Is it People Magazine? Is it Paris Hilton? Is it Dr. Phil? Or is it possible that the one who invented sex would have something to say about sex? . And he did Would I be interested? Would I listen? Would I go? … Series begins Aug. 12. Were bringing sexy back?The other video is a quick litany of statements by some of the same people. Among the comments or questions are: What is sexy?, I wished I felt sexy? Im bored, and I feel guilty.Winters, who launched the church 12 years ago in an apartment clubhouse, states, Were not afraid to talk about it. In fact, we believe sex is all too often ignored or just plain not handled well in the church. . We will work through the important topics to find out what is really means to be sexy.He asserts that God is pro-sex and has much to say about it. Our culture has attempted to redefine it and, in doing so, has made it something that is disappointing and leaves us empty, he said. .It is clear we are struggling in this area. Marriages are consistently ripped apart by marital unfaithfulness and effects of pornography. We believe that there is something better, and we, as a church, are trying to help people get to that.Winters will get occasional support in the sermons from Shaunti Feldhahn, author of For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men, and she co-authored: For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to t he Inner Lives of Women. Also speaking will be Michael Leahy, who will tell how pornography torpedoed his marriage. Topics for the six weeks are: Aug. 12: Greatest sex ever; Aug. 19: What you dont know WILL hurt you; Aug. 26: What every woman ought to know; Sept. 2, What happens in Vegas wont stay in Vegas; Sept. 9, Just this once; and Sept. 9, Porn: Whats the big deal? Sunday services are 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is at 1595 S. Alma School Road, Chandler.Congratulations to a church willing to forthrightly take on human sexuality from the pulpit. Certainly in that church that draws more than 4,000 on Sunday, it may be easier to hear things about intimacy. There may not be as much squirming as one might have in a small setting. The effort certainly answers repeated calls for The Church to step up and teach about healthy sex instead of ignoring it or applying blistering guilt.