Is sex a social construct, or is a person created male and female by design? Concordia Seminary professor Dr. Joel Biermann lays the groundwork for a biblical discussion of gender and sexual identity. Access Dr. Joel Biermann’s “Woman and Man According to God’s Plan” Lay Bible Institute class at scholar.csl.edu/lbiwomanandman.
Bio: A full-time member of the faculty at Concordia Seminary since 2002, Joel Biermann revels in teaching doctrinal theology to Concordia’s students – and to anyone else he can persuade to listen. He was ordained in 1987 and spent eleven years as a parish pastor serving congregations in Minnesota and Michigan before returning to the seminary for graduate work. He and his wife, Jeannalee, enjoy spending time pursuing a variety of activities afforded by the city, but most especially they cherish time with their three children and their spouses and their ten grandchildren all who live in the St. Louis area.
Not all the views expressed are necessarily those of the LCMS; please discuss any questions with your pastor.
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