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Jay teaches, preaches, and facilitates retreats and workshops in a variety of venues around the U.S. and internationally for clergy and laity. Speaking engagements can be booked for spiritual awakening, vocational depth, communal witness, and social justice-making. Occasions range from conferences to half-day workshops and weekend retreats as well as liturgical preaching and educational forums. Sample topics and themes include:

  • Christian Faith as Erotic Encounter
  • Christian Theology for Social Transformation
  • Food, Sex, God
  • Worship as Counter-Cultural Formation
  • Apocalypse Later: Christians and the End of Worlds
  • Otherwise Christians: LGBT People Bearing Gifts
  • Prophets, Priests, and Pension Plans

The Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. is an Episcopal priest and theologian and serves on the faculties of Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is also on staff at PSR’s Center for Spiritual Leadership and Social Transformation and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. Since the early 1990s he has served as associate clergy at the Church of the Good Shepherd, also in Berkeley. His publications include:

  • Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness (forthcoming from Seabury Books, 2014)
  • Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy (Seabury  Books, 2013)
  • Queer Religion (two volumes), co-edited with Donald Boisvert (Praeger, 2012)
  • Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope (Morehouse, 2005)JEJ Sep11 4 crop web

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