Speaking Up: Christian Confession in an Age of Sexual Confusion  


August 28, 2021 — Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA


Presenters:  Dr. Ryan Anderson & Rev.Dr. Lucas Woodford

Dr. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

He is the author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment and Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. He is the co-author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination, and the co-editor of A Liberalism Safe for Catholicism? Perspectives from “The Review of Politics.” Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases.

Rev. Lucas V. Woodford, MDiv, STM, DMin is President of the Minnesota South District of the LC-MS and the Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Farmington, MN.

Pastor Woodford is the author of Great Commission, Great Confession, or Great Confession? (Wipf & Stock, 2012). He is the co-author with Harold Senkbeil of Pastoral Leadership: For the Care of Souls (2nd ed Lexham Press, 2021) and their book on contextual mission, Culture of the Word, is forthcoming from Lexham in 2022.  He has written numerous articles published in The Lutheran Witness, Logia and Seelsorger.

Topic:  The new federal administration has reimposed government policies at odds with historic Judeo-Christian positions regarding abortion, marriage, sex and gender. More pressing than political matters is the wide spread confusion in American culture regarding sex, marriage, and gender which greatly complicates Christian life and witness. This Seminar prepares Christians to advocate confidently, purposefully and positively for the biblical vision of human sexuality within their families and in the public square not merely on religious freedom grounds but as a matter of common sense, compassion and human flourishing.

Program:  The day begins with Matins in the sanctuary at 8:15 a.m.  Dr. Anderson will present three 45-minute lectures on the rationale for biblical sexuality; each followed by 15 minutes of Q & A.  President Woodford will present a fourth lecture on the spiritual/pastoral dimensions of biblical sexuality.

The day concludes with a round table discussion by the two presenters fielding questions from participants followed by Prayer for Travelers.  The Seminar ends at 3:15 p.m.  Program details and full schedule are here.

Cost:  $15 Adults// $8 Students (full time students & Seminarians)  Includes registration, conference materials, lunch and refreshments. Lunch is guaranteed for those who register before August 16th.

Who should attend:  Pastors, church workers, and all interested laity– everyone!

Location:  Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804

Map:  click here


For Pastors: Friday, Aug 27th Preconference

Caring for Souls in an Age of Sexual Confusion 

Presenter:  Rev.Dr. Lucas V. Woodford

Program:  Learn how to preach, teach, catechize, evangelize and care for souls in a world of increasing sexual delusion and chaos. Using Scriptural teaching as well as case studies from his own pastoral practice, Dr. Woodford will provide useful examples of how to apply our Lutheran theology using actual examples of pastoral work.  Preconference begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27th. Program details and full schedule are here.

Cost:  $0 Pastors, using the “Register Now” link above. Clergy may register for both the Pre-Conference and the Speaking Up Seminar from this web page as well, for a total cost of $15/Pastor.

Location:  Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804

Map:  click here

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