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August 5, 2017 / 12:30-6:45pm


PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE CHANGE. Issues related to God, sex, and gender have polarized our culture, and too many Christians are ill-equipped to navigate the murky waters of discussion. This event will examine the philosophical, biblical, and pragmatic reasons for holding to conservative and complementarian views of sexuality. The day will conclude with a tag-team debate regarding a proper understanding of love. See below for the debate details.

SES Open House

SES will host its free Summer Open House from 9:30-noon the morning prior to this event. If you are interested in learning more about the many ways SES can help equip you to proclaim and defend the Gospel we encourage you to register for the Open House. Open House attendees will receive free admission to the God, Sex, & Gender event.

Invite T.E.A.M.

T.E.A.M. (Truth, Evangelism, and Apologetics Mission) is the missions/outreach arm of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES). It consists of SES students, alumni, and faculty who are both trained and willing to go wherever invited to help others think well about reality and the truthfulness of Christianity. Learn more about how T.E.A.M. can serve you.


Must Love & Tolerance Equal Affirmation?

We are excited to add a semi-formal debate to the conclusion of our event. Drs. Michael Brown and Frank Turek will dialog with Revs. April Johnson and Ladale Benson regarding the nature of love. Must we affirm beliefs, desires, and behaviors in order truly to love someone? What exactly is "love"? The ticket price includes the debate. Please join us!


Dr. Michael Brown

SES Adjunct Prof, Radio Host, Author

Dr. Frank Turek

SES Alum/Adjunct Prof, Radio/TV Host, Author

Dr. Richard Land

SES President, Cultural Commentator, Author

Dr. J. Thomas Bridges

SES Academic Dean

Nora Hale

SES Alum

Rev. April Johnson

Minister of Spiritual Formation , Wedgewood Church

Rev. Ladale Benson

PRN Chaplain at Carolina Healthcare Systems


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Saturday, August 5, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Plenary: How Does Morality Depend on God?
Dr. J. Thomas Bridges

1:15 PM - 1:25 PM


1:25 PM - 2:10 PM

Plenary: Does Gender Matter?
Nora Hale

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM


2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

Plenary: What is a Human Being?
Dr. Richard Land

3:05 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Plenary: Can You Be Gay and Christian?
Dr. Michael Brown

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM


4:10 PM - 4:55 PM

Plenary: Correct, Not Politically Correct: Speaking Truth in a Culture of Affirmation
Dr. Frank Turek

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Debate: Must Love & Tolerance Equal Affirmation?
Michael Brown/Frank Turek vs April Johnson/Ladale Benson


The schedule is subject to change without notice. All views presented are the speakers' own and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Evangelical Seminary. This event is presented by the T.E.A.M. ministry of Southern Evangelical Seminary. Learn more about the many ways SES can serve you by visiting our website at www.SES.edu
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