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First Mondays speaker to talk about sexuality, integrity, community

March 2, 2014

Dr. Caroline Simon addresses sexuality, integrity, and Christian community in First Mondays Speaker Series

Dr. Carloline SimonIn a culture saturated with sexual manipulation and exploitation, what is the true purpose and place of sexuality? How do Christians attain sexual integrity?

Dr. Caroline Simon will address these questions when she joins the Dordt College First Mondays Speaker Series on March 3. In her 11 a.m. presentation, “Bringing Sex into Focus,” Simon will identify the lenses through which people understand the role of sex and sexuality. This lecture, held in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, is drawn from Simon’s recent book, Bringing Sex into Focus: The Quest for Sexual Integrity (IVP, 2012), which explores the filters through which we examine issues of sexuality and discusses how they can help us achieve sexual integrity.

In the evening, Simon will present a second lecture, “Why is it So Hard for Christians to Talk about Homosexuality?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Ribbens Academic Complex classroom 1144/48 on the campus of Dordt College.

Simon is a philosopher and ethicist. She has authored and coauthored several books and articles on virtue, moral knowledge, and human affection. Simon serves as Whitworth University provost and executive vice president. Simon previously served as a professor of philosophy for 25 years at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings opinion-leaders, writers, and thinkers to campus to challenge students, faculty, and staff to stretch their imaginations, grow in understanding, act boldly, and re-creatively serve God’s kingdom. The First Mondays Speaker Series is sponsored by the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

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