The Paige and Dorothy Patterson Spring 2023 Lecture Series

Challenges to Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

We live at a time when the biblical notion of manhood and womanhood is openly and persistently challenged. While this attack on God’s perfect creation goes back to almost the beginning of time (before satan challenged the veracity of the Word of God in Genesis 3, he challenged the Biblical notion of manhood and womanhood), today’s challenges seem to be taking a plethora of forms. It therefore behooves the people of God to think through these challenges Biblically. In this year’s Paige and Dorothy Patterson Spring Lecture Series, we will do just that: ethicists, theologians, and a New Testament scholar will guide us through how to think Biblically about these challenges and how the churches are called to respond to them.

Dr. Daniel Heimbach

Dr. Candi Finch

Dr. Matt Carpenter

Mr. Chris Lee

Mael Disseau
Dr. Maël Disseau

Dr. Dorothy Patterson

Plenary speakers:

  • Dr. Daniel Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Candi Finch, Associate Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies, Truett McConnell University

Other Speakers:

  • Dr. Matt Carpenter: Adjunct Faculty, Truett McConnell University
  • Mr. Chris Lee: Adjunct Faculty, Truett McConnell University
  • Dr. Maël Disseau: Dean and Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Truett McConnell University

Panel discussion members:

Tentative Schedule of Events

Truett McConnell University’s Odell Hall
529 East Kytle Street
Cleveland, GA 30528
6:00pm – 8:00pm (each night)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

6:00pm  Dr. Maël Disseau: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as a Hubmaier School Distinctive
6:15pm  Dr. Daniel Heimbach: How Transgenderism Challenges Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
7:10pm  break
7:20pm  Dr. Matt Carpenter: For the Grace of God Has Appeared: Theological Foundations of Biblical Gender Roles  from Paul’s Writings

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

6:00pm  Dr. Candi Finch: How Secular Feminism Challenges Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
6:55pm  break
7:05pm  Mr. Chris Lee: On The Ethic of Sex-Reassignment Surgery: A Natural Law Approach

Thursday, March 23, 2023

6:00pm  Dr. Heimbach: How Challenging Biblical Manhood & Womanhood Connects with the Pathology of Culture
6:55pm  break
7:05pm  Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Maël Disseau

*The Paige and Dorothy Patterson Spring Lecture Series is sponsored by The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions

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