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Equipped, encouraged, & empowered to create conversation about faith and sexuality within the Body of Christ.

Welcome to e3 Online! A complete schedule with links to join breakout sessions is listed below. Please use the linked buttons on the schedule to join sessions at their scheduled time. If you're experiencing any trouble connecting, reach out to

Registration is required in order to join livestreams, participate in forum discussions, and request counseling support.



E3 Schedule and Livestream Links


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6 - 7 pm

Check in/tech help 

7 - 8:30 pm

Main Session One

Keynote: Sean Palmer

8:45 pm



8:30 - 10 am

Main Session Two

Keynote: Dr. Megan DeFranza

10:15 - 11:30 am

Breakout A - Choose a Conversation to Join

Same-Sex Sexuality and Christian Faith,

Part 1: When Christians Disagree 

Choosing to Affirm the Humanity of Others in Genesis 1-4

Forming Families Among the People of God

Trans 101

Grounded in Love: Spiritual Practices for Those Feeling Ungrounded

The Harms of Reparative Therapy

Learning to Love: Perspectives of a Pastor and Parent of a Same-Sex Attracted Child

From Shame to Acceptance - How One Conservative Christian Became Affirming

11:30 - 1 pm

Lunch Break

1 - 2:15 pm

Breakout B - Choose a Conversation to Join

Same-Sex Sexuality and Christian Faith,
Part 2: The Old Testament 

Biblical interpretation: A Bigger Picture

Building an Inclusive Christian Family

Hospitality to LGBTQ+ Folks

Student Ministers: Are you Equipped to Care for Your LGBTQ+ Students?

Christ-Centered Dating and Marriage for LGBTQ Christians

Stay the Storm: Creating and Maintaining Peace

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Breakout C - Choose a Conversation to Join

Same-Sex Sexuality and Christian Faith - Part 3: The New Testament

Constructing a Christian Sexual Ethic: Is There Room for Same-Sex Relationships?

The Bible is Clear...Right?

Finding Our Way Together

What Happens When the Minister's Child Comes Out?

Mirrors, Windows and Doors: Seeing and Connecting through Children’s Literature

Talking Across the Divide

Is the Gospel Really All-Inclusive?

4 - 5 pm

Main Session Three

Keynote: Don McLaughlin

5 - 7 pm

Dinner Break

7 - 8:30 pm

Main Session Four

Keynote: Sally Gary

8:45 pm



8:30 - 9:45 am

Main Session Four

Keynote: Matthew Vines & Pat Bills

10 - 11:15 am

Breakout D - Choose a Conversation to Join

Same-Sex Sexuality and Christian Faith - Part 4: Hermeneutics

Behind the Looking Glass: Re-reading Romans Through a Hermeneutic of Love

What I Wish I Had Known About My Transgender Child

The Altrock's Story: Raising a Gay Son While Preaching for a Conservative Church

Amid a Global Pandemic, Is There Still Room for Churches to Talk About Sexuality?

The Sometimes Forgotten T in LGBTQ: Being Hospitable To Transgender Folks


Redeeming Scripture

11:30 - 1 pm

Closing Session

Keynote: Dr. Richard Beck

Together: About this Year's Conference

The question of how to respond to the LGBTQ+ community is tearing our churches apart. Tensions are high, and the stakes are real. So how do we stay together when we don't agree? That's what we're exploring at the 2020 e3 Conference. 

Through group speaking engagements and online breakout sessions, you'll  be equipped, encouraged, and empowered to take this conversation back to your home congregation, family, and community. You'll hear a range of speakers, from academic scholars of biblical text who have devoted their lives to studying scripture and its application in the 21st century, to parents who just want to love their LGBTQ+ children well. At every session, we will emphasize the need to approach this topic with grace and compassion, with a goal of staying together in community. 

Is this conference for me?

If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community and looking for a place to belong, come to e3 and you’ll find it. If you’re a parent or family member of someone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, please join us at e3. Are you a friend or ally? Come and get involved with CenterPeace!

And if you’re a pastor, elder or other church leader, there’s no better place for you to learn from trusted teachers how to examine scripture, extend hospitality, and embrace those in your reach who long for spiritual community. 


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