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New Wine, New Wineskins to Host Gender Conference at Multnomah Biblical Seminary

New Wine, New Wineskins is hosting a conference addressing the issue of gender at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. The conference will explore issues of gender identity as they exist in contemporary culture, how those identities relate to gender roles as presented in the Bible, and how we approach these matters in church and society. Foundational questions like "What does it mean to be a man?" and "What does it mean to be a woman?" will be considered in a biblically-integrated and culturally-meaningful manner.

Keynote speakers


  • General Public: $20
  • MU staff/faculty/alumni: $10
  • Students: $5 


Visit New Wine's website at to register online.

Chapel Discussion on Sex Trafficking

On Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., a chapel on sex trafficking will tie into the conference theme and prepare students to discuss and process gender issues in our society.


Dr. Paul Louis Metzger
"We as the Evangelical Christian community must have the courage and compassion, bound up with biblical conviction, to engage pressing questions regarding gender identity and roles in the church and broader culture," said Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, professor at Mutlnomah Biblical Seminary and director of New Wine, New Wineskins. "These matters are not going away anytime soon and it's important that we are well aware of the issues before us and can address the various complexities in a thoughtful and discerning manner that honors Christ and his community in our contemporary society."

Dr. Brad Harper
"Who are we as men and women? In a time of great confusion both in the church and in the world, how does God want us to live with and understand each other in ways that preserve the dignity God gave us and reflect the purposes for which he made us?" said Dr. Brad Harper, professor at Multnomah University. "These and other important questions about gender and sexuality will be discussed at the New Wine Spring Conference."


For more information about New Wine, New Wineskins or the Gender Conference, contact New Wine at

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminarygraduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.