Seeking Understanding: Reading the Bible in Light of Same-Sex Relationships
A workshop presented by Dan Epp-Tiessen
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00am – 3:00pm
Grace Mennonite Church
677 Niagara St.
St. Catharines, ON
Tickets: $15 (includes coffee break and lunch)
One of the reasons for conflict over same-sex relationships in the church is because advocates for different positions can marshal good biblical and theological evidence to support very different sides of the issue. Assuming that the Bible should play a central role in our discernment, this workshop will explore relevant biblical passages, different principles of biblical interpretation, and different ways of thinking theologically about the biblical texts and the issues at stake. The goal is to encourage respectful dialogue between different voices in the conversation that sometimes find it difficult to hear each other.
Dan Epp-Tiessen has been teaching Bible (and a few other courses like Preaching, and Women and Men) at Canadian Mennonite University since 1998. He is a frequent guest in churches and at church conferences to preach and lead workshops. He hails from Leamington, Ontario where he grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm. Dan has been a pastor in Winnipeg and Kitchener and has served with Mennonite Central Committee in the Philippines. When not working he enjoys reading, running, biking, walking, gardening, and bird-watching. Dan is profoundly grateful for the privilege of being a husband, father, and grandfather, a member of Home St. Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, and for being a double cancer survivor.