Gender Clarity Seminar to Be Offered at CU

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-The lines are blurring more and more. Society and the church seem increasingly confused about how best to define what it means to be male or female.

To help clarify this important issue, the Cedarville University Office of Summer School and Continuing Education is offering a summer seminar titled "Gender Clarity in the Midst of Confusion: What it Means to Be Male and Female in Christ." The two-day event will be held Friday, May 18 (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 19 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Dr. Joy Fagan, assistant professor of Bible at Cedarville University, will lead the seminar. "Since we were created by God to be 'male and female,' it seems only appropriate to delve more deeply into His Word to understand a topic that is so directly tied to one's identity," she stated.

The seminar will cover subjects such as the importance of gender clarity, the Triune God as the ultimate example, Jesus' treatment of women, key New Testament passages, the complementarian/egalitarian debate, the influence of feminist ideology, and practical implications.

Fagan, a Cedarville alumna, specializes in studying gender issues from a biblical perspective. Her dissertation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary focused on gender clarity, and she developed the course "Scriptural Interpretations of Gender Issues" for Cedarville University. She has spoken on the gender clarity topic at various venues.

Cost for the seminar is $55 per person or $45 per person for groups of five or more. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. The registration deadline is May 11. To register, visit