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Glorify God with Your Body: Christian Sexual Ethics

The Center for Christian Studies presented an intensive study of Christian sexual ethics, beginning January 9, 2023. Dr. Keith Stanglin and others presented the Christian understanding of sexual ethics and discussed ways the church should address the pressing issues of our day. Attendance was both in person and via Zoom.

Christian Sexual Ethics: Dealing with the most pressing issue of our time

Sexuality is perhaps the most controversial topic of our day—both in the broader culture and among Christian believers.  The anti-Christian sexual revolution has come of age, permeating not only our society but also our families and churches.  For this reason, responsible Christians would be wise to seek greater understanding of the relevant issues.

 

Every Christian and church leader is now facing a unique moment in history regarding sexual ethics. What is the Christian sexual ethic? How is that ethic “good news” for the world? How has the world changed, and how is the culture we live in affecting all of us in ways we don’t realize? How should we articulate the good news of the church’s ethic to our churches, our neighbors, and to those who disagree? These are questions that cannot be avoided. Join us as we dive deeply into the church’s beautiful teaching regarding human sexuality and its place in human flourishing.  

 

The Center for Christian Studies offered a seven-week class on “Christian Ethics of Sexuality,” led by Keith Stanglin, director of CCS.[1] Throughout the course, he will be joined by various guest speakers who are experts in their respective topics. 

Topics addressed included moral relativism, what Scripture teaches about sexuality, modern challenges to Christian sexual ethics, the Christian view of homosexuality, engaging pro-“LGBT” arguments, and the Christian vision of sexuality.  Participants were provided reading materials prior to each class meeting.

Classes met every Monday evening, January 9 through February 20, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (CST).  In-person participants met and interacted in Austin, Texas.  All attendees outside of Austin were given a Zoom link and password for live viewing. 

The course was $150 per attendee, with special discounts available, and was held in-person and via Zoom.

There is no more pressing question today than the purpose, meaning, beauty, and boundaries of human sexuality. Join the Center for Christian Studies’ Keith Stanglin and his guest lecturers Carl Trueman, DeAnn Stuart, and Jeff Peterson for a seven-week survey of Christian sexual ethics, and equip yourself to live faithfully in this time.

Schedule:

Jan. 9- Moral Truth vs. Moral Relativism (Keith Stanglin)

Jan. 16- Purposes of Sex, and What Has Changed (Keith Stanglin)

Jan. 23- Jesus and Paul on Sexual Ethics (Jeff Peterson)

Jan. 30- Sexual Mores and What It Means to Be Human (Carl Trueman)

Feb. 6- The Christian View of Homosexuality and Transgender Identity (Keith Stanglin)

Feb. 13- The Science of “LGBT” (DeAnn Stuart)

Feb. 20- Engaging Pro-“LGBT” Arguments (Keith Stanglin)

[1] Keith Stanglin is the Director of the Center for Christian Studies in Austin, Texas, and Professor of Theology at Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. He is the author of many books, including Ethics beyond Rules: How Christ’s Call to Love Informs Our Moral Choices (Zondervan Reflective, 2021) and is the editor of the Journal of Christian Studies. View Keith Stanglin's Curriculum Vitae.

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