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Faith and Relationships

Faith and Relationships included topics related to purity, boundaries, and sexuality.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

  • Rev. Steve DeNeff – Chapel, 10 a.m. – “Faith and Relationships”
  • Discussion Forum with Rev. DeNeff – Student Center, 9 p.m. – “What’s the Point: Friendships, Dating, and Marriage”

Thursday, December 2, 2010

  • Discussion Forum with Rev. DeNeff – Student Center, 9 p.m. – “One Size Fits All? All that Your Relationships Could Be…”
    • Women – Aldersgate Lounge
    • Men – Johnson Lobby

Friday, December 3, 2010

  • Dr. Lisa McMinn – Chapel, 10 a.m. – “Sex and Sexuality: Learning from Frodo Baggins”

Guest Speakers:

Rev. Steve DeNeff is a disciple of Jesus Christ. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University and has pastored in the Wesleyan Church for over twenty years. He currently serves as senior pastor to the College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, and is a frequent contributor to Wesleyan periodicals. He is author of two books, Whatever Became of Holiness? and More Than Forgiveness. Steve has traveled extensively as a speaker to conferences, camps, and retreats. He is also active in the training and development of new ministers at various sites, from Michigan to North Carolina. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University in April 2003. In his free time, he plays basketball and tennis, and he golfs badly. He is the lucky husband (for over 25 years) of Lori and the father of Nicholas and Ashley. His IPod favorites are ColdPlay, U2, Boston, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, REO Speedwagon—and if it will make him seem more spiritual to you: Bill Gaither and Silver Bullet Band.

Lisa Graham McMinn, Ph.D. teaches sociology at George Fox University. She speaks, teaches, and writes in areas of sexuality and gender, globalization and change, and our human connection (and disconnection) to land. She lives on Fern Creek, a small farm outside of Newberg, Oregon, where she and her husband Mark, tend chickens, bees, vegetables, berries, and a small orchard. Her books include Sexuality and Holy Longing, Growing Strong Daughters, The Contented Soul, and Walking Gently on the Earth.