The Gospel, Our LGBTQ Friends, and the Church
Gender and sexual identity are increasingly captivating our culture’s imagination in deeply personal and at times controversial ways. Often Christians feel caught between internal struggles, cultural voices, and biblical truth. How can we think biblically and respond compassionately when the only alternatives offered are “affirm” or “hate”?
In this class, we will discuss the way of Jesus applied to gender and sexuality.
• In what way do Christians think differently about same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria?
• How does the gospel transform and restore our relational and sexual wholeness?
• What if my child “comes out” to me?
• Should I use my coworker’s preferred pronouns?
• How do we remain faithful to the Bible’s teaching and still winsomely engage in conversations with our LGBTQ friends?
- Peter Hubbard
- Garry Ingraham
- Lynn Adams
Conscience – March 4, 2022
Christian, meet your conscience.
What do you do when you disagree with other Christians? How do you determine which convictions are negotiable and which are not? How do you get along with people who have different personal standards? All of these questions have to do with the conscience.
Andy Naselli is an associate professor of systematic theology and New Testament for Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and one of the pastors of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Christianity & Politics – October 22, 2021
Dr. Bruce Ashford lives in North Carolina and has written several books on culture and politics. He is currently a Fellow in Public Theology at the Kirby-Laing Institute for Christian Ethics at Cambridge. He has a remarkable gift to make deep thoughts and biblical truths accessible and practical. His passion is to help Christians live out their faith in the public square.