AUG. 5–6, 2022 • Dallas Theological Seminary


This event is delivered both in-person and online.


In a time when cultural norms are shifting rapidly, medical and pastoral care is facing a daunting task. Theology, science, legal counsel, and pastoral care are all required in our discussions about transgenderism and choices about sexual preference. As Christians, how do we speak effectively and graciously to those who need care and to members of society?


In this conference, we will explore the implications of these discussions on sexuality and gender in public life and the medical system while providing spiritual care in a world where people of faith are called to care for patients with whom they may disagree. Learn about relevant scientific research, how legal perspectives shape pastoral care, and how to offer moral support when people face difficult life transitions.


• Addressing issues of sexual and gender identity from a psychological and theologically sound perspective
• Research on Incongruent Gender Identity: Causes, Change, and Treatment
• Changed: the power of exposing the beliefs underlying gender dysphoria
• Principles for Engagement in the LGBTQ+ Conversation: The importance of ‘convicted civility’
• Medical Management of Gender Dysphoria: Scientific Evidence and Outcomes
• Describe the distinctives of Christian understandings of human identity and creatureliness
• Contextualizing the conversation on gender identity within the larger framework of God’s creative, redemptive, and eschatological purposes for humanity.


August 5, 2022, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

6:00 Pm


7:00–9:00 PM

Plenary Sessions 1

August 6, 2022, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

8:30 Am

Doors Open

9:00 am

Plenary Session 2

10:15 Am

Morning workshops: DTS Campus and online

11:15 am

Lunch: Lamb auditorium

12:30 pm

Afternoon workshops: dts campus and online

2:00 Pm

Plenary sessions 3

4:00 pm

conference Ends


Dallas Theological Seminary
Bailey Student Center and Chafer Chapel
1200 Apple St, Dallas, TX 75204


Paul Hruz, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Associate Professor of Cellular Biology and Physiology in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes within the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American College of Pediatricians, and the American Diabetes Association.  Hruz received his BS Degree from Marquette University and his MD and PhD degrees from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Hruz has over 20 years of clinical experience in caring for children with disorders of sexual development.  He also has formal certification in Healthcare Ethics and is a regular contributor to his University’s course of Research Ethics for graduate students.  He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, scientific reviews and book chapters.

Dr. John Adair emphasizes guiding his students toward a Christ-centered, historically informed faith. His research interests include historical exegesis and the role of culture in theology. Prior to joining the faculty at DTS, Dr. Adair spent several years as a writer at Insight for Living. He and his wife, Laura, have three children—Nicholas, Harper, and Thomas.

Laura Haynes, PhD is a psychologist retired from clinical practice after 40 years experience. Currently she serves on the General Board of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice, is the USA Country Representative, and is a member of the Science and Research Council. She received an MA and PhD from Rosemead School of Psychology, MA from Southern Methodist University, MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, and BA from Westmont College. Dr. Haynes reviews research, writes, and speaks on sexuality and gender internationally. She has served internationally as an expert for research councils of several professional organizations, legislators and members of Parliaments, courts, United Nations delegates, and high-level government officials.


Rev. Elizabeth Woning, MATS, is a licensed pastor in Northern California and co-founder of the CHANGED Movement. Rev. Woning received her MATS from McCormick Theological Seminary (PCUSA). She attended seminary openly lesbian before choosing to leave the LGBTQ community and identity. Her faith led her on a journey of wholeness that culminated in emotional healing and restoration in her sexuality. She has been married to her husband for 16 years. Her work focuses on the intersection of faith with culture pertaining to same-sex sexuality and gender identity. Rev. Woning is an outspoken voice advocating for the legal rights of Christians with same-sex sexual attraction or gender dysphoria to reject LGBTQ in their lives to align with their biological sex. CHANGED Movement is a network of people who have left LGBTQ behind because they wanted to.

KathyGrace Duncan, is the Women and Transgender Ministry leader and the Portland Fellowship and Transgender Advocate with the Changed Movement. She is also Board Chair of the Portland Fellowship. KathyGrace lived as a man for 11 years and then came out of the lifestyle 28 years ago. She has a testimony of healing, redemption and restoration. She also has a deep understanding of possible roots and causes of transgender issues. She has been serving at the Portland Fellowship over the last 25 years leading women’s small groups, teaching and mentoring women coming out of unwanted same sex attractions. She has spoken at several churches, radio shows, including Focus on the Family and her testimony has been featured in Christian magazines.

Gary Barnes, PhD, ThM, is a Professor of Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and Board-Certified Clinical Member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapist.  Barnes received his BS degree from Cornell University, his ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his PhD degree from Columbia University.  Dr. Barnes is the co-editor of the book Sanctified Sexuality and is the co-producer of the documentary “Compelling Love” on sexual and gender identity.  He has authored articles and chapter contributions on a variety of topics related to psychology, relationships, sexuality, and the Christian faith.  He has taught on these topics at Dallas Theological Seminary for 25 years while also maintaining a private practice as a licensed psychologist and volunteering as an ordained Anglican priest.

Darrell L. Bock is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, as well as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement for the Hendricks Center there. He also is a New York Times Best Selling author. A writer of around forty books, his special fields of study involve hermeneutics, the use of the Old Testament in the New, Luke-Acts, the historical Jesus, gospel studies and the integration of theology and culture. It is this latter area that is the focus of his work at the Center where he is responsible for producing a web-based, weekly podcast on issues of God and culture called The Table ( He has served on the board of Chosen People Ministries for over a decade and also has served on the board at Wheaton College for several years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), and the University of Aberdeen (PhD). He has had four annual stints of post‑doctoral study at the University of Tübingen, the second through fourth as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar through a scholarship offered by the Federal Republic of Germany (1989–90, 1995–96, 2004–05, 2010–2011). He also serves as elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, is editor at large for Christianity Today and served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society for the year 2000–2001. He is married to Sally and has two daughters (both married), a son, three grandsons, and a granddaughter.

Hal Frampton serves as senior counsel in the Center for Conscience Initiatives at Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, he regularly defends the constitutional and statutory rights of creative professionals, medical professionals, and others to live out their faith in the workplace without government coercion, harassment, or discrimination.

Before joining ADF in 2021, Frampton was a partner at an AmLaw 100 firm where he focused his practice on litigating complex employment, commercial, and class action disputes.

Frampton earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006. After law school, he clerked for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also earned his B.A. from Furman University in 2003 and his M.A. from Maynooth University in 2003.

Frampton is a member of the state bars of South Carolina and Nebraska.


All workshops will be offered at 10:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS (audio recordings available to all attendees after the event)

Practical Issues in Working with People who Experience Sex-Discordant Gender Identity
Paul Hruz | (CAC 204)

Pastoral and Clinical Care for those Wrestling with Gender Identity
Gary Barnes | (CAC 205)

Research on Same-Sex Attraction: Causes, Change, and Change-Exploring Therapies
Laura Haynes | (CAC 206)


  Sex Differences in Athletic Performance
  Paul Hruz | (ONLINE)

Thinking Theologically about Bodily Identity
John Adair | (Online)

Gender Ideology and Medical Conscience Rights: Understanding the Current Landscape
Hal Frampton | (ONLINE)


REFRESHMENTS + LUNCH: We will provide a selection of hot and cold drinks (including coffee & tea), lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. If you have any dietary concerns, let us know upon your registration at We will only be able to provide specialized meals if you contact us before Friday, July 29, 2022.

TRAVEL: We do have agreements with hotels close to Dallas Theological Seminary. Contact for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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