"The moment the word 'why' crosses your lips, you are doing theology."
—When Life & Beliefs Collide                

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Reentry At Last!

Recovery is taking longer than I expected, but I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Starting this week, I'm planning gradually to be more active locally—starting with speaking at a Symposium hosted by Biblical Seminary's Doctor of Ministry Program this Thursday.

The topic alone is enough to motivate me to get moving:  Gospel Subversion: How the Gospel Transforms Gender Dynamics in a Fallen World

It's open to the public and FREE.  I've been looking forward to this for weeks. If you're in the area, I hope you'll join us. Here's the information:

Date:  Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time:  4:00-6:00pm

Location:  Biblical Seminary | 200 N. Main St. | Hatfield, PA 19440

Speakers:
  • Paul Louis Metzger, Author/Professor at Multnomah Seminary (more about him below)
  • Carolyn Custis James, Author and Founder of WhitbyForum

Here's how Dr. Derek Cooper (Director, Doctor of Ministry Program) described this Symposium:
"The aim of the discussion is to offer a different approach as to how evangelical Christians can engage the debated issues related to gender differences. Are we reading our Bibles correctly? What does it mean that men and women are both created in God's image? How might the global church help us think about this subject? These and other questions will be addressed. All too often, the discussion of the roles of women and men has degenerated into harsh debates. Is there a way forward that honors Christ? We are convinced there is a better way.

Paul Louis Metzger is a professor at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon and author of several books, including Connecting Christ, Consuming Jesus and Exploring Ecclesiology. He blogs at Uncommon God, Common Good.

Format: 
  • Welcome by Frank James, President of BTS
  • Presentation by Paul Louis Metzger 
  • Presentation by Carolyn Custis James 
  • Question & Answer Session w/both Speakers 
  • Concluding Prayer by Frank James 
Registration:  Contact Bea Barkley (bbarkley@biblical.edu) or call 215-368-5000 x158.

3 comments:

Jackie Roese said...

My heart leaped at the name of the Symposium. Any way we can listen in on those conversations?

Carolyn said...

My heart too, Jackie. I couldn't imagine turning down the opportunity to participate. We need to break new ground in gender discussions. The Gospel takes us into new territory.

I'm checking re your question.

Kristi said...

Yes, I would love to hear these conversations as well. Thank you, Carolyn!
Have prayed for your recovery, so it's exciting to see that you're getting back into the swing of things. Also, how wonderful to see the photo of your new little granddaughter/ezer . . . so happy for you and your family!