Call for Proposals
World Without End:
The New Shape of World Christianity
The character of Christianity is changing rapidly as its center shifts to the Global South. African and Asian Christian communities are thriving in contexts of pluralism, immigration, and political repression. New theologies are also emerging in these communities, expanding and challenging traditions. This conference explores the dynamics of change in the Body of Christ with the waning cohesion of Western and North American Christianity and the emerging need for new practices for participating in the living and growing community of Christian faith.
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FREE Thursday Night Community Conversation – 7pm | John L. Hill Chapel
Conversation focused on Global Christianity
No registration needed for this event
Schedule of speakers and breakout sessions – 2017
THURSDAY / JANUARY 26
11:00-Noon– McCandless LectureMinlib Dallh
Noon-1:15 – Check in
1:15-2:15 – Opening PlenaryRaquel Contreras
2:15-3:00– BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A | Karen Hartsfield – What builds global Christian unity?
B | Robert Hunt (Perkins School of Theology, Texas) – Imagining global theological education freed from the dominant Western conversation around engaging modernity.
3:00-3:10 – Break
3:10-3:55 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A | Anthony Franklin – Jesus Politics: The Challenges of the People of God in the Gospels and Today. Jewish political groups and what we do today.
B | Kyle Lambelet (University of Notre Dame) – Conflict and communion. How we deal with conflict.
4:00-5:00 – Plenary/Redding LecturePhillip Jenkins
5:00-7:00 – Dinner
7:00-8:00 – Community Conversation All plenary speakers
FRIDAY / JANUARY 27
9:00-10:00 – PlenaryJehu Hanciles
10:00-10:10 – Break
10:10-10:55 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A | Friendship International – Ministry with Women from many cultures
B | Minlib Dallh – Love poetry as a guide to Christian and Islam Conversation
11:00- Noon – PlenaryXi Lian
Noon – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:15 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A | Stanley Cung – Intercultural Theology/Hermeneutics
B | Levi Nkwocha – African Neo-Pentecostal Charismatic Renewal and the Retrieval of African Traditional Religious Values.
2:15-2:25 – Break
2:25-3:10 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A | Eron Henry – Real Roots and Potted Plants: The Indigenization of Global Baptist Witness
B | David Moe – Intercultural Theology in the Context of World Christianity: Issues, Insights and Interactions
3:15-4:15 – Closing Session (plenary speakers)