Episode 32: The Sex Lab Rocketship with Jimmy Bartz

Jimmy HeadshotJimmy is the founder and convener of Thad’s—a spiritual community meeting on Sunday mornings in The Writer’s Bootcamp in Santa Monica. An ordained Episcopal priest, Jimmy has spent most of his professional life leading communities in the work of making a love-spreading difference in the world that surrounds them.

In addition to Jimmy’s ministry at Thad’s, his recent years’ work has included consulting with Red Bull Global Athletes Development Program around teaching spirituality, TEDX Talk “The Effects of Courage”, and studying the relationship between the outdoors and positive, psycho-spiritual health. When not in the office, he can be found in the ocean or in the mountains, usually with his wife, Cindy, or his two children, Jas and Jade.

Facebook: Thad’s
Twitter: @ThadsChurch
TEDx: Jimmy Bartz at TedxVenice Beach

SHOW TOPICS: sex and religion, expressing ourselves as sexual beings, sex and spirit, co-creating and collaborating with god, quiet, unconscious shame interruptions, love, thinking critically about the church and sex, the complications of fundamentalism, deconstructing story, preservation and community, cultivating inner authority,  the church’s role in sex and intimacy, male infertility, procreation and pleasure, sexual energy, the three goods, the atrophy of intimacy, pleasure as a byproduct of meaning, unitive sex, expressing an integrated human experience, the goddess, the feminine resurgence, Brene Brown

Special thanks to Confidence Head for our theme music!