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"God, Sex, & Beyonce": A Dialogue on Sexuality, Church, and Society | Facebook

Diaspora Dialogue is at it again! Join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014, as we discuss God, Sex, and Beyoncé: A Dialogue on Sexuality, Church, and Society.

Our Panelists:
Jube Charles, B.A. King’s College: “Angry Black Man”

Yvette Joy Harris- Smith, PhD: Communication and Culture

Andre Henry: Worship Director and Bible Teacher, Glad Tidings Tabernacle and Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Minister Melaine Rochford of New Life Cathedral

Location:
The Harlem Sanctuary at Glad Tidings Tabernacle
2207 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (131st Street)
New York, NY 10027

Trains: A, C, D, F, 2, & 3

Take the A, C, D, or F to 125th Street. Exit from 127th and St. Nicholas Avenue. Turn right toward Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave). Turn left on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Walk to 131st Street.

Take the 2 & 3 from 125th Street and Lenox Ave. Turn left towards Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Turn right on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Walk to 131st Street.

About Diaspora Dialogue:

Created in 2011 as a way to foster dialogue on race and community, Diaspora Dialogue hopes to expose truth and promote healing while unearthing the politics of racial identity and culture within a faith community.

The EVENT:

Panelist Topics:

Jube Onyame Ba Charles: Why Black Christian Women Lie, A Response to Adrienne Rich’s essay, “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying”

Yvette Joy Harris-Smith, PhD: Iconography in the Context of Female Sexuality and the Church

Andre Henry: “Is ‘Drunk in Love’ the NEW ‘Song of Solomon’?” Debunking the Bible and Sexuality

Melaine Rochford: Toward a Re-examination of Sexual Purity

Panel Discussions will be followed by Q & A and light refreshments. Our coffee bar will also be open to attendees.

If you’re in NYC, please join us on May 10th for our discussion on #sexuality, church, and society. #beyonce #goodgirl

If you’re in NYC, please join us on May 10th for our discussion on #sexuality, church, and society. #beyonce #goodgirl

Shtuff Christians Say (About Beyonce and Jay)

andrehenrymusic:

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The following is not news: Whatever Beyonce does is only the focus of a soon-to-be-felt social media earthquake. The Pop/R&B diva’s trajectory suggests she’ll eventually surpass superstardom, and ascend to the heights of tall-tale American folklore. She’s nearly there already. Around this time a year ago, people were talking about the blackout at Super Bowl XLVII, which legend now states was caused by Mrs. Knowles-Carter’s sheer awesomeness. Last December, people couldn’t stop talking about the self-titled album she released without any prior promotion.

“Can you do that?” asked every other artist in America.

No.

You can’t.

You’re not Beyonce.

And now—nearly a week after the fact—the aftermath of her Grammy performance with husband Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is still upon us, garnering comparisons of biblical proportion.

Literally.

The Carters’ racy performance of Beyonce’s single Drunk In Love has evoked a conversation with remarkably diverse perspectives—feminist, religious, artistic, conservative, parents, etc. The positive responses, however, from enthusiastic Christians interest me most. Some writers have likened the celebrity couple’s primetime PDA to the book Song of Solomon—and not Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, but like—KING Solomon’s Song of Solomon.

While I see the validity in that comparison, I’m not sure that I agree that Jay-Z and Beyonce really do show us “how sexy Christian marriage can be” (the emphasis on “Christian” being added by me), as the widely shared article from BuzzFeed suggests.

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somedetailsinthefabric:

Her new single #MAD is out on iTunes. Go get it because she’s worth $1.29 and the song is too good! Haha 🙏👍 #CassieSteele @cassandrasteele (at Bowery Electric Ballroom)

heeheeharley:

Cassie Steele-Power

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bad-lil-kitty-harlz:

cassiesteele - Mad

#cassiesteele #boweryelectric #nycbiatch

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Happy Valentines/Galentines/Salentine’s Day!  U owe me.

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"God, Sex, & Beyonce": A Dialogue on Sexuality, Church, and Society | Facebook

Diaspora Dialogue is at it again! Join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014, as we discuss God, Sex, and Beyoncé: A Dialogue on Sexuality, Church, and Society.

Our Panelists:
Jube Charles, B.A. King’s College: “Angry Black Man”

Yvette Joy Harris- Smith, PhD: Communication and Culture

Andre Henry: Worship Director and Bible Teacher, Glad Tidings Tabernacle and Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Minister Melaine Rochford of New Life Cathedral

Location:
The Harlem Sanctuary at Glad Tidings Tabernacle
2207 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (131st Street)
New York, NY 10027

Trains: A, C, D, F, 2, & 3

Take the A, C, D, or F to 125th Street. Exit from 127th and St. Nicholas Avenue. Turn right toward Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave). Turn left on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Walk to 131st Street.

Take the 2 & 3 from 125th Street and Lenox Ave. Turn left towards Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Turn right on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave). Walk to 131st Street.

About Diaspora Dialogue:

Created in 2011 as a way to foster dialogue on race and community, Diaspora Dialogue hopes to expose truth and promote healing while unearthing the politics of racial identity and culture within a faith community.

The EVENT:

Panelist Topics:

Jube Onyame Ba Charles: Why Black Christian Women Lie, A Response to Adrienne Rich’s essay, “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying”

Yvette Joy Harris-Smith, PhD: Iconography in the Context of Female Sexuality and the Church

Andre Henry: “Is ‘Drunk in Love’ the NEW ‘Song of Solomon’?” Debunking the Bible and Sexuality

Melaine Rochford: Toward a Re-examination of Sexual Purity

Panel Discussions will be followed by Q & A and light refreshments. Our coffee bar will also be open to attendees.

If you’re in NYC, please join us on May 10th for our discussion on #sexuality, church, and society. #beyonce #goodgirl

If you’re in NYC, please join us on May 10th for our discussion on #sexuality, church, and society. #beyonce #goodgirl

Shtuff Christians Say (About Beyonce and Jay)

andrehenrymusic:

image

The following is not news: Whatever Beyonce does is only the focus of a soon-to-be-felt social media earthquake. The Pop/R&B diva’s trajectory suggests she’ll eventually surpass superstardom, and ascend to the heights of tall-tale American folklore. She’s nearly there already. Around this time a year ago, people were talking about the blackout at Super Bowl XLVII, which legend now states was caused by Mrs. Knowles-Carter’s sheer awesomeness. Last December, people couldn’t stop talking about the self-titled album she released without any prior promotion.

“Can you do that?” asked every other artist in America.

No.

You can’t.

You’re not Beyonce.

And now—nearly a week after the fact—the aftermath of her Grammy performance with husband Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is still upon us, garnering comparisons of biblical proportion.

Literally.

The Carters’ racy performance of Beyonce’s single Drunk In Love has evoked a conversation with remarkably diverse perspectives—feminist, religious, artistic, conservative, parents, etc. The positive responses, however, from enthusiastic Christians interest me most. Some writers have likened the celebrity couple’s primetime PDA to the book Song of Solomon—and not Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, but like—KING Solomon’s Song of Solomon.

While I see the validity in that comparison, I’m not sure that I agree that Jay-Z and Beyonce really do show us “how sexy Christian marriage can be” (the emphasis on “Christian” being added by me), as the widely shared article from BuzzFeed suggests.

Read More

somedetailsinthefabric:

Her new single #MAD is out on iTunes. Go get it because she’s worth $1.29 and the song is too good! Haha 🙏👍 #CassieSteele @cassandrasteele (at Bowery Electric Ballroom)

heeheeharley:

Cassie Steele-Power

(via cassiesteele)

bad-lil-kitty-harlz:

cassiesteele - Mad

#cassiesteele #boweryelectric #nycbiatch

(via cassiesteele)

Andre Henry - Roses While We're Young

Happy Valentines/Galentines/Salentine’s Day!  U owe me.

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Shtuff Christians Say (About Beyonce and Jay)

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