What does it mean to be transgender, nonbinary, or gay? How is it that most prevailing stereotypes about sexual identity come from culture rather than the Bible? Why are more teens asking questions about their gender? What are the moral implications of sex change surgery? Join us today as we navigate these complicated issues.
The Bible is clear that we face three different types of opposition while attempting to successfully navigate life as Ambassadors for Christ. Our opposition is identified in Scripture as “the world” (1 John 2:15-17), “the flesh” (Romans 7:15-25), and “the devil” (1 Peter 5:8-9). The sad reality is that too many Christians lose more battles than they win and endure their walk with God rather than enjoy it because they often don't recognize how opposition through spiritual warfare actually works. More importantly, they have no idea how to effectively and efficiently respond to these attacks. Scripture nowhere indicates that a wish, a hope, a cliché, or a sincere guess represent adequate responses to attacks from these three very real enemies. Christians must be strategic in their responses to these clearly defined enemies, learning how to fight biblically rather than just sincerely. Join us to learn how.
Preston is a biblical scholar, an international speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author who has written numerous books including People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue (Zondervan) and Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen's Guide to Homosexuality (Zondervan). He also served as the general editor for the new Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church (Zondervan). Preston has given talks to thousands of people worldwide on the topic of faith, sexuality and gender.
Dr. Payne is a pastor, teacher, speaker, author and former NFL chaplain. He is currently on staff at Antioch Bible Church of Redmond, WA. where his primary role is serving as the Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training. He served as the chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team from 1994-2015.