We want to accomplish three objectives:
Create space for Christians to learn and talk about these challenging topics together, so that voices may be heard, questions addressed, and the Church encouraged to live faithfully today.
Increase the Church's compassion toward and awareness of those experiencing same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria, so all may be cared for in love and truth.
Bring clarity regarding the Scriptural teaching on sexuality and gender, emphasizing how specific passages as well as the overall message of the Bible speak to these matters, and how at the center of this discussion is the fundamental question, "what does it mean to be human?"
Friday evening, February 22nd, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm:
(What does it mean to be human and to live a fulfilled life?)
Saturday, February 23rd 8:00 am to 3:00 pm:
(What the Bible says about homosexuality; Understanding transgenderism & the modern gender movement Biblical anthropology and gender, what does it look like to live graciously in a post-Christian society?)
Rev. Dr. John W. Yates III
(PhD, Cambridge University) is Rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, NC. His teaching experience extends across the US, UK and Australia. He is currently serving as series editor for The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library and has taught in depth on the relationship between the biblical and cultural views on sexuality, marriage and human identity.
Rev. Samuel D. Ferguson
(MPhil, Cambridge University) is Associate Pastor for Research and Teaching at The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, VA. He has written articles and reviews related to the topic of gender for The Gospel Coalition, Books at a Glance, and The Christian Teachers Journal. He is currently working on a PhD in the area of biblical anthropology that intersects with some of these issues.
This Event is Open to the Public - $30 per person includes lunch and refreshments