BTS Hosts Symposium on How the Gospel Transforms Gender Dynamics
BTS’s Doctor of Ministry program recently hosted a symposium led by noted Christian authors Paul Louis Metzger and Carolyn Custis James. The title of the symposium was “Gospel Subversion: How the Gospel Transforms Gender Dynamics in a Fallen World.”
We were delighted at the high level of community interest in this topic. One person travelled from Washington DC to attend. BTS is committed to serving our local community by providing thoughtful engagement on the pressing issues of our day.
In the symposium, the speakers gave presentations related to the nature and design of humankind, particularly as it relates to men and women. Prof. Metzger discussed the impact of American culture on gender relations when men and women are viewed as “consumers” rather than “communers” that belong to the Triune God and to each other. Mrs. James then offered a close reading of Genesis 1-3 and of select portions of the Book of Ruth. She offered fresh insights into gender dynamics in the Old Testament and how Christ has redeemed these fallen dynamics in the New Testament. After the presentations, BTS’s president, Dr. Frank James, facilitated questions between the audience and the speakers.
Due to the great interest in this symposium and the importance of this topic for the American church, BTS is pleased to offer a recording of this symposium to the public.