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GC2019 Series: The History of The United Methodist Church on Human Sexuality (In person and Livestream Lecture)

Led by Dr. Barry Bryant, Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

December 6th | 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Room 205 and Livestream

The road of discriminatory hermeneutics and practices has been long. The path to inclusion of marginalized people is always difficult. The history that has led up to the called General Conference in February 2019 started with those who wanted to defend slavery and continues with the arguments of those who want to defend exclusion of others based on sexuality and orientation because it is in the Bible. There is an inter-connectional nature to all this. You are invited to come and see what it is. If you are attending in person, you do not need to register.


If you are unable to attend in person, you can participate in the lecture via livestream through Zoom. During the livestream, you will be in view and listen only mode, but you will be able to ask questions of Dr. Bryant during the Q&A session via the Q&A feature of Zoom. If you are attending via livestream, you need to register to receive the link to use to join the livestream on December 6 at 11:10 a.m. central time.

Before registering to attend via the livestream, please make sure the device you use to join the livestream meets the necessary system requirements found hereNote: You will not need a working webcam or microphone to join the livestream or participate in the Q&A sessions.

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December 6, 2018

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL 60201

In addition to the General Conference 2019 Series, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is offering a course for students during the January 2019 Intensive titled, "The United Methodist General Conference, 2019." This course will be led by Rev. Dr. Mark Fowler of First UMC of Madison and Bishop Linda Lee (retired) of The United Methodist Church. For more information, including course goals, expectations, and requirments, download the syllabus.