Christian Faith & Same-Sex Attraction Conference Schedule

Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction:
Finding Paths to Ministry

Conference at Trinity School for Ministry
October 10-11, 2014


7:00 PMIntroduction of conference theme and speakers - Wesley Hill
7:15 PM“Understanding Sexual Identity” - Mark Yarhouse




9:00 AM“Beyond the Culture Wars: Listening to LGBTQ People in the Parish Today” - Melinda Selmys
10:30 AMBreakout Sessions:
 “Ministering to LGBTQ Youth” - Mark Yarhouse
 “Celibacy in the Time Between the Times” - Wesley Hill
 “Transgender Questions and Christian Theology” - Melinda Selmys
 “Sacrifice and Sublimation: Understanding Same-Sex Desire” - Eve Tushnet
12:00 PMLunch
1:15 PM “Spiritual Friendship: Celibacy as a Call to Love” - Wesley Hill
2:45 PMBreakout Sessions:
 “Ministering to Parents of LGBTQ Children” - Mark Yarhouse
 “Christian Marriage According to St. Paul: Reading Romans 1 in Context” - Wesley Hill
 “What is a ‘Mixed-Orientation Marriage’?” - Melinda Selmys
 “Discipleship is a Journey, Not a Destination” - Eve Tushnet
4:00 PMPanel Discussion: Mark Yarhouse, Wesley Hill, Melinda Selmys, Eve Tushnet