Cooley Event: October 25th (7:00 - 9:00 PM)

October 12, 2016

Mark your Calendars for Our Upcoming Fall Round-Table Event! 

Many Christians watch with dismay as the cultural revolution shreds traditional understandings of morality and the family.  That dismay may turn to confusion as we hear people assert confidently that the Bible does not reject homosexuality.  What are we to make of these new cultural trends and the claim that they can be justified from Scripture?

Dr. Don Fortson (Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary and an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell) and Dr. Rollin Grams (Associate Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell) have recently addressed this question thoroughly and comprehensively in their book Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition.  This book deals not only with the relevant biblical passages and their contemporary re-interpretations, but also with the Church's understanding of those passages throughout Christian history.  The book's title says it all: the Church has been united in its understanding of homosexuality for its entire history up until very recently.

On October 25, 2016, the Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity is pleased to hold a round-table discussion with Dr. Fortson and Dr. Grams.  They will present the basic points of their book and answer questions from the audience about the issue.  Please join us from 7:00-9:00 PM in the North American Room of Rogers Hall, for a clarifying conversation that will open our eyes to the consistency of the Church's historic teaching and the degree to which our society has suddenly departed from that witness.

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