Australian scholar to speak on gender roles


ACU’s Center for Heritage and Renewal in Spirituality (CHARIS) will sponsor a forum on “Gender Roles and Relationships in Church and Family” on March 27.

Australian biblical scholar Dr. Claire Smith will discuss her book, God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says About Men and Women. The book interprets key Bible passages about men and women and their relationships at home and in the church. Smith also narrates the story of changes in her life when she noticed parts of the Bible that challenged previous views.

Dr. Everett Ferguson, ACU professor of church history emeritus, will offer a response after Smith’s talk.

The event will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at Chapel on the Hill and is open to the public. A reception will follow the discussion.

For more information contact Molly Scherer at 325-674-2340 or