Dr. Mark Yarhouse to Speak at Denver Seminary’s Compelling and Credible Witness: The Church And Human Sexuality Conference, Oct. 29
Littleton, Colo. – Dr. Mark Yarhouse, director of the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute at Wheaton College, will address the topic of the gospel and human sexuality during the Compelling and Credible Witness: The Church and Human Sexuality conference on Fri., Oct. 29. Through this conference, Denver Seminary and The Gospel Initiative will consider how the Church can address human sexuality in a biblically responsible and missionally meaningful way.
Participants will be able to attend in-person at Denver Seminary for the full conference from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or virtually for a panel discussion beginning at 10:45 a.m. The conference is free of charge. Information and registration can be found at denverseminary.edu/tgi/humansexuality.
Topics to be explored include how the biblical view of human sexuality differs from the predominant views of sexuality in the broader culture, how engagement in public discourse about sexuality either enhances or hinders the credibility of gospel witness, and how Christians can nurture a healthy and life-giving understanding of sexuality within their church congregations.
“How we engage the controversial and difficult issues in our polarized society greatly affects how people hear the gospel,” said Denver Seminary President Dr. Mark Young. “The Gospel Initiative at Denver Seminary exists to help God’s people engage those issues in a way that enhances the credibility of our gospel witness.”
The conference will include a keynote address and Q&A with Yarhouse, table discussions, and a panel with Yarhouse, Dr. Elizabeth Norris, assistant professor of Counseling at Denver Seminary, and Dr. Dennis Hollinger, president emeritus and distinguished professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Yarhouse is an award-winning teacher, author, and researcher and a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC. He was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. Yarhouse has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, DC.
Denver Seminary is located at 6399 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colo., 80120. For more conference information, please visit denverseminary.edu/tgi/humansexuality or contact TGI Program Coordinator Jason Woodman at 303.357.5859 or Jason.Woodman@denverseminary.edu.
The Gospel Initiative supports the Church’s mission in creating a compelling, compassionate, and credible gospel presence in contemporary society.
Denver Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school of theology located in Littleton, Colo. The Seminary’s mission is to prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Denver Seminary offers on-campus, fully online, and hybrid degree programs, and has an extension campus in Washington DC.
Please direct media questions to Senior Director of Communications Andrea Weyand at 303-762-6948 or Andrea.Weyand@denverseminary.edu.