Panel Discussion

The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Church: Preparing for the Future

Aug 3, 2015

Phillip Bethancourt (moderator), Mike Goeke, Rosaria Butterfield, Jackie Hill Perry, Matt Carter and Russell Moore discuss practical issues that the church needs to think through as it relates to sexuality and same-sex marriage.

Phillip Bethancourt

Phillip Bethancourt is Executive Vice President of the ERLC. He leads the ERLC team to develop innovative strategies to equip churches to address the key moral and ethical issues of the day. He completed an MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology at Southern... Read More

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert chronicles that difficult journey. Rosaria... Read More

Mike Goeke

Mike Goeke is the associate pastor of counseling at Stonegate Fellowship Church in Midland, Texas. He is married to Stephanie and they have three children. Read More

Russell Moore

Russell Moore is President of the ERLC. In this role, he leads the organization in all its efforts to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the... Read More

Matt Carter

Matt grew up in Athens, Texas. He attended Texas A&M, was in the Corp of Cadets, and was a Ross Volunteer. He now works on staff at The Austin Stone Church as the pastor of preaching and vision. Read More

Jackie Hill Perry

Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, speaker, and artist whose work has been featured on the Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and other publications. Since being saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin and the like,... Read More