Quest Church, the church I serve as lead pastor, is excited to invite you to join us for our Annual Learning Conference on October 10-11. This year, we host Lauren Winner for a conference entitled, “Faith & Gender.” Asides from a stimulating and challenging conference, one of our commitments is to make the conference as financially accessible to the larger Seattle and Northwest community. Registration is ONLY $15 and $10/students but space is limited. Register now and help spread the word by sharing this entry or the conference site on your blog or website. Here’s the Facebook event.
Quest has always affirmed women in ministry but it has been a while since we have had a sustained discussion on why that is and how we can take discussion further to issues of what it means to be men and what it means to be women “in Christ” and how we can construct our ideas of gender from a Biblical perspective rather than solely from the messages our culture bombards us with.
On Friday, October 10 [7pm], Lauren will be speaking on Lessons from the Church Mothers and on Saturday, October 11 [11am], her talk will be on Male & Female He Made Them: Gender & the Triune God. Lauren Winner is the author of Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity.
Issues of Faith & Gender have been discussed on several occassions here on this blog:
- Ultimate Fighting Jesus
- My Conversation with Rob Bell
- Supporting Women in all Levels of Ministry
- Women: Created in His Image
Lauren Winner’s bio from her website:
Lauren F. Winner is the author of three books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Lauren teaches at Duke Divinity School, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Lauren travels extensively to lecture and teach, and during the academic year of 2007-2008, she is a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. (While there, she’s revising her dissertation, which examines household religious practice in eighteenth-century Virginia, for publication.) When she’s home, you can usually find her curled up, on her couch or screen porch, with a good novel