Student center seminar led by Ihfe

Richard Ihfe

SAN ANTONIO — In the face of cultural change, how does the church remain true to the teachings in the Holy Scriptures, follow the law of the land, and maintain her credibility in the world? In the face of rising social challenges, a seminar on same sex issues may provide some guidance for developing a position that honors the Lord.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the church of Christ Student Center across from San Antonio College.
Richard H. Ihfe, B.S., JD, M.Div., will lead the upcoming “Reflections on the Elephant in the Room: Perspectives on Same Sex Marriage through the Eyes of the Law, Society, and the Church” seminar. It is designed to inform church leaders and members about the various views on the subject from the standpoint of the scriptures, U.S. law and society.
Neither gender nor sexual orientation is a condition of admission to The Boy Scouts of America. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 also ruled that the Constitution requires the state to license a marriage between persons of the same sex, and the current justices are now deliberating about who may or may not be required to bake the wedding cake. Are these either/or issues? When and how may Christians, who generally assert that marriage is reserved by God to the union between a man and a woman, form a response?
Ihfe holds a B.S. degree from Trinity University, a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He is presently a doctoral student at Perkins. He has also served as an Elder at the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ since 1985.
The student center is located at 301 W. Dewey Place, 78212. For more information, call the center at 210-736-6750.


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