Gender, Sexuality, and What It Means to Be Human

Blue Ridge Bible Conference 2019


Tim Geiger
Todd Pruitt
Carl Trueman


March 29-30, 2019


Covenant Presbyterian Church
546 W Mosby Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

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Advance registration is now closed
Walk ins are still welcome

Speaker Biographies
Hotel Information

Conference Description

Is gender merely a social construct? Is it possible to be a “gay Christian”? How should Christians respond to transgenderism and homosexuality? Does the Church have good news for those struggling with their sexual identity?

The theme of 2019 Blue Ridge Bible Conference is Gender, Sexuality, and What It Means to Be Human. This two-day conference will examine the challenges presented to the Church and society by the new sexual revolution and current confusion over gender. Where did all of this confusion come from and will these massive changes in culture impact the Church’s ministry? We will explore how the Bible shapes our understanding of human identity, gender, and sexual ethics, and will consider how the Church can offer the Gospel to those whose lives are touched by confusion and sin.

Register now! We know you will be blessed as we worship together and sit under the faithful proclamation of God's holy Word.


Friday, March 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Plastic People in a Liquid World Part One, Carl Trueman
8:00 p.m. Break
8:15 p.m. A Biblical View of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender, Tim Geiger

Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Plastic People in a Liquid World Part Two, Carl Trueman
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. A Better Story, Todd Pruitt
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Can You Be a Gay Christian? Tim Geiger
2:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
3:00 p.m. End of Conference

Speaker Biographies

Tim Geiger is President of Harvest USA. Tim came to Harvest USA himself in 1997 as a Christian who had been struggling with secret same-sex attraction for 20 years. Tim became a volunteer and then came on staff in 2003. Originally serving as part of the Men’s Ministry Staff, he planted the Pittsburgh office for the organization in 2007, and served as Executive Director of the organization prior to serving as President.

Tim is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA. Tim lives with his wife and family outside Philadelphia.

Todd Pruitt is a co-host on the Mortification of Spin podcast and has been the lead pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA since 2013. Originally from Houston, Texas Todd was raised and educated as a Southern Baptist. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He has served churches in Oklahoma, Kansas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over a period of years he came to embrace the Reformed faith and has been a happy Presbyterian ever since. Since 1990 Todd has been married to Karen and they have three children. They love living in the Shenandoah Valley and are grateful to call Covenant Presbyterian Church their home.
Carl Trueman is a co-host on the Mortification of Spin podcast and teaches at Grove City College in the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters. He has an M.A. in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Aberdeen. He writes regularly for First Things and Modern Reformation, and has served on the faculties of the University of Nottingham, the University of Aberdeen, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has authored a number of books, including: Luther on the Christian Life, The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology, and The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism. He lives in Slippery Rock with his wife, Catriona.

Hotel Information

Please call the hotel directly and mention, "The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals" to receive the special conference rate

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1946 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Call  by 540-433-9333 by March 15th
4.1 miles from the church


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