Students envision, plan, and run this conference to engage issues related to the practice of ministry. Check back for news on our 2013-2014 conference.
"Thinking at the Edge"
Friday February 6
1:30-5:30pm, Lutheran School of Theology, room TBA
This workshop will be co-facilitated by Donata Schoeller and Elena Lloyd-Sidle. This training will help seminarians articulate key aspects of their historical tradition as it relates to positions they take in a community that may or may not share this tradition.
May 2, 2014
Our final event of Widening the Circle will synthesize theory and identity as participants hear from Anton Flores-Maisonet, an individual immersed in the activity of solidarity. Through joint critical reflection, we hear resonances of how both theory and identity have informed his approach to solidarity with individuals who are undocumentable from Mexico and Central America. After the discussion, we will conclude and celebrate the work done together through food and a multifaith worship service with Rev. Neichelle R. Guidry Jones from Trinity United Church of Christ.
Please register by April 25th, 2014 to be included in the meal.
Fair as the Moon, Terrible as an Army: Sexual Beings in Religious Community
Keynote speakers Margaret Farley, author of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, and Amy Frykholm, associate editor of The Christian Century
On the Edge of Glory: Making Disciples in a "Secular" Age
Keynote speaker Mark Chaves, professor at Duke Divinity School
Ministry: Left, Right, and In-Between
Keynote speaker Rev. Sandya Jha, author of Room at the Table: The Struggle for Dignity and Unity in Disciples History
Worship in Crisis
Keynote speakers Peter Rollins and Siobhan Garrigan
From the Ends of the Earth: Christianity and the 21st Century
Keynote speakers Kwok Pui Lan, professor at Episcopal Divinity School; William Dyrness, professor at Fuller Theological Seminary; and Betta Mengistu, founding member of Beza International Ministries in Ethiopia
From Dust to Steel: Human Being as Creature and Creator
Keynote speaker Rev. Heidi Neumark, author of Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx
Through a Glass Darkly: The Church and Popular Culture in the Media Age
Keynote speaker Lauren F. Winner, author of Girl Meets God