Sunday, August 30, 2009

Theology of the Body Conference in Toronto

A Toronto organization called "God, Sex and the Meaning of Life," in cooperation with the Natural Family Planning Association, is bringing Christopher West to Toronto for a conference Friday evening and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, 2009. West will be speaking on Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body." The event will be held at Canada Christian College and organizers are hoping for a thousand people to attend. 700 have registered already, so don't put off registering if you are interested in going. Details are here.

Christopher West is an expert on Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" and has written several popular books on the subject of human sexuality, as well as "The Theology of the Body Explained" a 600 page commentary on John Paul II's work. He leads "The Theology of the Body Institute." From the press release:

"Most people have heard the “whats” of Catholic teaching, but very few have ever heard the “whys.” With profound insight, Christopher West demonstrates that the Church’s teaching on sex and marriage “makes sense”, and, in fact, is the “logic” of Christianity—because it corresponds perfectly with the deepest stirrings and desires of the human heart.

World renowned Catholic author and international speaker, Christopher West, received his Master of Theological Studies degree from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. He teaches Theology of The Body in the U.S. and Australia, and is a research fellow for Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania."

This conference is suitable for teens and adults and is one of the few opportunities we have in a secularized culture to hear the Biblical basis for the distinctive and transformative Christian view of human sexuality. I encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

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