2017 Worldview Conference

We live in a confused and confusing world. One of the hot topics is sexuality and ethics. On a daily basis, our culture uses words such as homosexuality, transgenderism, and euthanasia. As Christians, we want to show love and grace, but also stay true to the Word of God.

That’s why First Baptist Grain Valley is hosting the 2017 Worldview Conference with Dr. Alan Branch, seminary professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of the book, “Born This Way?”

The conference will begin Sunday morning, April 23 and go through Wednesday, April 26.

The issues Dr. Branch will discuss are sensitive issues, but also necessary issues. Our children and grandchildren are being indoctrinated by a confused culture that does not know God and does not follow His Word. The liberal media is also attempting to alter our basic belief system of what is right and what is wrong and to paint us as narrow minded and bigoted. Taking a biblical and loving approach, Dr. Branch will discuss several important issues:

► Sunday Morning, April 23, 8:30 and 11 AM:

“With This Ring, I Thee Wed: The Christian Doctrine of Marriage Genesis 2:18 – 25”

► Lunch in the gym: 12:00-1:30 (approximate time)

► Sunday Afternoon, April 23,  1:30 PM: (in the gym–immediately following lunch)

“G Rated Ethics in an X Rated World: 1 Corinthians 6:12 – 20 and Christian Sexual Ethics”

► Monday Night, April 24, 6 PM:

“When Marriages Fall Apart: Divorce and Christian Ethics — Malachi 2:10 – 16”

► Tuesday Night, April 25, 6 PM:

“Transgenderism and Christian Ethics”

► Wednesday Night, April 26, 6 PM:

“Born This Way? Homosexuality, Science, and Scripture”

We hope that you will be able to join us for every session of the “2017 Worldview Conference” with Dr. Alan Branch.

Dr. Branch is Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary where he has served since 2001. He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At MBTS, Dr. Branch has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student development (2001-2008). He currently serves as a Research Fellow in Christian Ethics for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a regular presenter at the Evangelical Theological Society, and frequent contributor to Baptist Press and the Missouri Baptist Pathway. In addition, he served as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserves from 2009 to 2013 and served a tour in the Middle East from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Branch and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters.

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