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Conference on Christian sexual ethic set comment (0)

June 12, 2014

NASHVILLE — Registration opened June 1 for “The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage,” a national conference Oct. 27–29 sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).

Russell D. Moore, ERLC president, said the conference reflects “my primary mission [for] preparing the next generation of evangelical leaders to live in the culture as faithful Christians who are holding to the ancient truths of Christianity, including a bold presentation of the Christian sexual ethic.”

The conference will bring together “leading thinkers and pastors on these issues to help equip a new generation to stand for marriage in tough times, to prepare us to be faithful people of the gospel — with a message of both truth and grace,” Moore said.

According to the ERLC, the conference will address such questions as:

How can the Church minister effectively to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?

How does a Christian with same-sex attraction live in sexual faithfulness?

Why did God design marriage for the common good?

How should a pastor counsel a same-sex couple who wants to join his church?

How has the divorce culture affected marriage in churches and communities?

In addition to Moore, speakers will include Rosaria Butterfield, author of “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert”; Sherif Girgis, co-author of “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense”; and Sam Allberry, British pastor and author of “Is God Anti-Gay?” 

Registration for the national conference, which will be held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, is available online at erlc.com/conference/registration/.

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