A Conversation with Isaac Sharp

Join us on March 3 
for conversation (5pm) and dinner (6pm)! 

What does faith have to do with gender and politics? During March, we will explore the ways in which faith, gender, and politics are deeply intertwined. 

As Isaac Sharp writes in his new book, The Other Evangelicals, “From the 1970s through the end of the century, the vast majority of mainstream evangelical figures undeniably fell somewhere in the narrow window between the most vitriolic antigay rhetoric imaginable and the kind of quieter, subtler, homophobia that lovingly stressed the possibility of liberation from a lifestyle that was worth changing. But before the so-called ex-gay movement became the official evangelical answer, there was some internal debate over what exactly evangelicals should think, say, and do about homosexuality.”

This historical, theological, and political process of arriving at a hardened position will help us consider how the work of theology always happens in complex cultural contexts. Together, we will explore how understanding these broader dynamics is critical for the work of justice.

Isaac Sharp is Visiting Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Online and Part-Time Programs at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In addition to The Other Evangelicals, he is the co-editor of Evangelical Ethics: A Reader in the Library of Theological Ethics series, as well as Christian Ethics in Conversation

This is an in-person event in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Join us for conversation, dinner, and deeper connection with one another. Online participation is also available. 

  • 4:30 pm Arrival, Refreshments
  • 5:00 pm Conversation 
  • 6:00 pm Dinner Together (provided) 
Childcare available for registrations received by noon on Friday (3/1). There will be time for conversation — bring your questions and curiosities! 


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