Shelly Matthews, from left, Stephen Sprinkle and Joretta Marshall

Brite Divinity School and The Carpenter Initiative in Gender, Sexuality and Justice present a panel discussing “Bible, Politics and Sexuality” on Monday night.

Speakers include Joretta Marshall, executive vice president and dean, professor of pastoral theology and pastoral care and counseling director of the carpenter initiative; Shelly Matthews, associate professor of New Testament; and Stephen Sprinkle, professor of practical theology and director of field education and supervised ministry.

On this evening when the third presidential debate takes place, Sprinkle and Matthews will discuss how the Bible is used in conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation in the highly charged political arena.

The Carpenter Initiative began in this 2011-12 academic year with a $250,000 grant to Brite to promote a critical engagement with issues of gender and sexual justice.

Brite Divinity School, Bass Conference Center, Harrison Building, 2925 Princeton St., Fort Worth. Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.