2019 Pastors' Seminar

Biblical Clarity in a World of Sexual Confusion
Dr. James Anderson
September 24, 2019
Cost: $15

It is vital that church leaders continue to equip themselves in order to speak wisely and redemptively to our rapidly changing culture. We must grow in our understanding of the worldview debates that rage on today’s ethical battlefields. We must equip ourselves to minister skillfully. And to this end we warmly invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 24, as Dr. James Anderson addresses the topic “Biblical Clarity in a World of Sexual Confusion”. Dr. Anderson is uniquely qualified to inform and stimulate our thinking on these matters.

Seminar Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30 – Registration and Coffee
  • 8:30–9:30 – Session 1: Foundations in Biblical Anthropology (Anderson)
  • 9:45–10:45 – Session 2: Thinking Biblically about Sexual Orientation (Anderson)
  • 11:00–11:45 – Session 3: Pastoral Ministry in a Sexually Confused World (Dan Miller) 
  • 12:00–12:30 – Lunch
  • 12:30–1:15 – Session 4: Thinking Biblically about Gender Identity (Anderson)
  • 1:15–2:00 – Q&A, Prayer

Speaker Bio

Dr. James Anderson is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Anderson came to RTS from Edinburgh, Scotland, and specializes in philosophical theology, religious epistemology, and Christian apologetics. His doctoral thesis at the University of Edinburgh explored the paradoxical nature of certain Christian doctrines and the implications for the rationality of Christian faith. His research and writing has also focused on the presuppositionalism of Cornelius Van Til, particularly his advocacy of the transcendental argument.

Dr. Anderson has a long-standing concern to bring the Reformed theological tradition into greater dialogue with contemporary analytic philosophy. Before studying philosophy, Dr. Anderson also earned a Ph.D. in Computer Simulation from the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Prior to joining RTS Charlotte, Dr. Anderson served as an assistant pastor at the historic Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh where he engaged in regular preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry. He is married to Catriona and they have three children.