"Who Said You Were Naked?" - Reflections on Body Acceptance
This anthology compiles most of my reflections on a creational, incarnational view of the human body in the form of standalone essays, poems, epigrams and other writings. They sprang mainly from two activities: 1) examining the implications of humanity’s naked embodiment of the Creator’s “image,” and 2) finding solutions to the social problems cultivated by our obsession with body shame. I’ve loosely arranged this scrapbook-like collection into general categories: 1) preliminary considerations, 2) cultural concerns, 3) the porn problem, 4) theological issues, and 5) an appeal to the church. The last section is an extensive doctrinal essay calling for the church to abandon its commitment to body shame and to readopt the wholesome body acceptance God created us with.