Speaking the Truth in Love Conference! Nov. 7-9
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 Speaking the Truth in Love: 



A Conference Addressing Sexuality and the Human Being



St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary 


178 St. Tikhon's Road


South Canaan, PA 18459




November 7-9, 2019




Thursday, Nov. 7



        3:30 – 4:20 PM -  Registration


        4:30 – 6:30 PM -  Vigil for St. Michael the Archangel in the Monastery Church


        6:30 – 7:00 PM - Registration


        7:00 PM - First Keynote Address:


                          Archbishop Michael, “Trusting our Tradition in Facing Modern Challenges”



Friday, Nov. 8



         8:00 AM - Divine Liturgy for St. Michael the Archangel in the Monastery Church


         9:30 - 10:00 AM - Breakfast in the Seminary Refectory 


        10:00 AM – 12 noon - First Discussion Group, “Body and Soul, Male and Female in Orthodox Anthropology”


                          Dr. Harry Boosalis, “The Human Body: An Orthodox Perspective”                                  


                          Jordan Parro, “Male and Female in St. Maximos the Confessor”


                          Ben Cabe, “Sexlessness of the Soul and the Gendered Resurrection of the Body”




        12 noon to 1:30 PM - Lunch in the Seminary Refectory



        1:30 – 3:30 PM   Second Discussion Group, “Apologetics, Part One”


                           Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green, “Pro-Life Apologetics”


                           Natasha Frasch, “Speaking to my own generation about the life of the unborn” 


                           Andrew Kern, “Inspiring a Vision of Sexual Purity among our youth – in the home and at school”


                           Dr. Gary Jenkins, “Teaching about sexual purity on the college campus”



         4:30 PM - Vespers in the Monastery Church


         5:30 - 7:00 - PM - Dinner (on your own)


         7:00 PM - Second Keynote Address:


                        Dr. Ryan Sampson Nash, “Competing Concepts of Health regarding sex, eroticism, and gender”



Saturday, Nov. 9



          8:00 AM - Divine Liturgy in the Monastery Church


          9:30 - 10:00 AM - Breakfast in the Seminary Refectory


          10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - Third Discussion Group: “Apologetics, Part Two”


                         Ana Iltis, “An Orthodox Approach to Gender Dysphoria”


                         Fr. John Oliver, “Creed and Coexistence: Living our Beliefs in the Marketplace of Ideas”


                         Fr. Herman Majkzak, “'The Wrong Side of History'? Christians as Co-Judges with Christ


                                                                   in the Evaluation of Culture and History”


                         Gary Cattell, “Preaching about sexual purity on the college campus”



         12:00 noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch in the Seminary Refectory



         1:30 - 3:15 PM - Fourth Discussion Group: “How to live in purity of mind and body”


                         Dr. Kentigern Siewers, “Sobornost and Society: Finding freedom for purity


                                                                  amid a materialistic culture”


                         Fr. Sergius (Bowyer), “Dealing with impure logismoi


                         Dr. Herman Middleton, "My Brother is My Life: The  Parish’s Role in the Cultivation of Chastity”


        3:15 - 3:30 PM - Wrap-Up/Conclusion, by our Dean, Fr. John Parker


        4:00 - 6:00 PM - Vigil in the Monastery Church 





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