Course Recap: “Theology of the Sexes” with Alastair Roberts

The 2018 Theopolis Easter term course on the theology of the sexes was a resounding success.

Visiting instructor Dr. Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham) laid out a rich biblical theology of sexuality, before addressing a variety of philosophical, political, and ethical issues.

Roberts stressed that our questions about sex and gender, as much as our answers, are distorted by the assumptions of modern technological society. It’s a mistake to reduce the theology of the sexes to a flat, atemporal discussion of “roles and rules.”

Christians need a deep, typological grasp of Scripture in order to grapple faithfully with our cultural pathologies.

Positively, Roberts emphasized that manhood and womanhood are framed by the world and our calling in it. Men and women are co-creators, each called in a distinctive way to contribute to the fulfillment of God’s creation mandate to fill, subdue, and rule the creation.

More than twenty men and women participated in the course, a third of whom never before attended a Theopolis course.

Dr. Roberts is working on book on the theology of the sexes, Heirs Together, due out from Crossway next year. In the meantime, look for his superb Echoes of Exodus, co-authored with Pastor Andrew Wilson.

Registration for the Pentecost Term course on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, taught by Pastor John Barach, will open soon.