DIG & DELVE Conference Schedule
Speakers Titles – see the schedule below for descriptions of each talk.
The Big Picture
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
What Does the Bible teach about Sexuality?
Redeeming Love: Everyday Conversations on Gender and Sexuality
The Four Loves: Beyond “Love is Love”
Andre Van Mol:
Sexuality: Same-Sex Attraction and Science
Gender Dysphoria: The Science
Friday Evening (April 1st)
6:00 … Doors open
7:00 … Kickoff
7:15 … DIG #1 – George Sinclair – The Big Picture
Why talk about Biblical sexuality? After all, we know that most Canadians disagree with what the Bible teaches? How are your speakers going to approach such a big and divisive topic? Jesus is wise. The Bible is wise. We need to talk.
7:40 … DELVE #1 – Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
Sexuality is one of the most relevant topics of our day. We all know someone who identifies as gay. How can Christians better engage with our loved ones and friends in this community? How does the gospel shape our understanding of sexuality without compromising truth or grace? Jesus is wise. The Bible is wise. We need to talk.
8:40 … PANEL – Q&A discussion
9:30 … Wrap up & previews
Saturday (April 2nd)
8:00 … Doors open
9:00 … Kickoff
9:15 … DELVE #2 – Jojo Ruba – Redeeming Love: Everyday Conversations of Gender & Sexuality
How can Christians navigate discussions on sexuality and gender identity when friends or family members come out as gay or transgender? How do we speak on gender and sexuality issues with grace and truth? It starts with understanding what real biblical love looks like and trusting that God’s commands on gender and sexuality are both true and good. In this presentation, we will look at how we can truly love our LGBTQ neighbours in our everyday conversations.
10:00 … BREAK TIME
10:30 … DELVE #3 – Andre van Mol – Sexuality: Same-Sex Attraction and Science
Doesn’t science prove that sexuality is inborn and doesn’t change? Isn’t sex just good for you, no matter who you love? Isn’t heteronormativity erroneous and harmful? Isn’t it harmful not to be who you are? Hasn’t science disproven Biblical teaching on these matters? Knowing the science and medical issues will help you be more loving. Christians believe that the same Triune God who caused the Bible to be written is the One who created and sustains all things. We need to talk.
11:20 … PANEL – Q&A Discussion
12:30 … LUNCH TIME
1:25 … DELVE #4 – Christopher Yuan – What Does the Bible Teach About Sexuality
More and more Christians and churches claim that the Bible blesses same-sex marriage. What does the Bible really say? Hasn’t the Old Testament Law been fulfilled in Christ? Wasn’t Jesus silent on homosexuality? Jesus is wise. The Bible is wise. We need to talk.
2:20 … DELVE #5 – Andre van Mol – Gender Dysphoria: The Science
Hasn’t science proven that gender and sex are different, and that sex isn’t binary but a spectrum? Haven’t scientific studies proven that it is better for people to live out of whatever gender they identify as? Isn’t gender affirming therapy (transition) proven helpful and effective? Knowing the science and medical issues will help you be more loving. Christians believe that the same Triune God who caused the Bible to be written is the One who created and sustains all things. We need to talk.
3:10 … BREAK TIME
3:35 … DELVE #6 – Jojo Ruba – The Four Loves: Beyond “Love is Love”
Our culture dismisses the biblical view of sexuality because they don’t see it as loving. In this presentation, we’ll show how God designed us with at least four love needs and these needs are not interchangeable. Rather than treating love as the same, this presentation shows that meeting each unique love need is essential to human flourishing.
4:25 … PANEL – Q&A Discussion
5:00 … Final wrap up
Books suggestions from Daniel Gilman:
- Paul Copan: Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God.
- Christopher Wright: The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith
- Amy Orr-Ewing: Where is God in All the Suffering?
- Jen Wilkin: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
Previous Conference Titles
2019: Science vs. Atheism
2018: Life Hurts. God?
2017: In a World of 10,000 Religions…Can Jesus Be The Only Way?
2016: I Can’t Believe the Bible Because…
2015: BEING HUMAN: Scientifically? Uniquely? Sexually? Freely? REALLY?
2014: THE NEW TESTAMENT: Fact or Fabrication?
Previous Conference Speakers
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Sgt. Carl DeJONG
Lisa Moore Ede
Dr. John Scott
Previous Conference Videos
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