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Rosaria Butterfield, May 5 & 6

Posted: 03/21/2017
  • Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown and Covenant, 2012)
  • Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ (Crown and Covenant, 2015)

Rosaria Butterfield was once a tenured professor of English who identified as a lesbian and worked to advance the cause of LGBT equality. After her conversion to Christ in 1999, she came to see the sinfulness of having any identity apart from him.

Rosaria is married to Kent Butterfield, pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, and is a home-school mother, pastor’s wife, author and speaker. She is helping Christians better understand their LGBT neighbors and loved ones so that we can lovingly look past labels of sexual identity and share the gospel effectively.

In 2012 she published her conversion memoir, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey to Christian Faith. Her second book, Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ is available in summer of 2015. She writes about sexuality, identity, Christian community, and seeks to encourage all in faithful Christian living and service.

First Presbyterian Church, South Baton Rouge Presbyterian Church and Christ Covenant Church, together, are pleased to welcome Rosaria Butterfield for a two session speaking engagement.

Friday, May 5:
7 – 9 pm Session 1

Saturday, May 6:
8.15 - 9 am Continental Breakfast
9 – 10.45 am Session 2

First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
763 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225.387.0617

Registration is not required. If you have any questions, please contact Meagan Greene.
 

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