January conference explores the influence of Christian higher education on church life

Georgetown, KY —An inaugural January conference entitled “Christian Life & Witness: From the Academy to the Church,” hosted on campus by the Georgetown College Center for Christian Discernment & Academic Leadership, will bring together educators, ministers and students to focus on how Christian higher education influences church life. Participants will explore the breadth of the Christian tradition (Baptist, Lutheran, Mennonite and Reformed) in pursuit of academic resources for encouraging students in creative and faithful living.

Featured speakers during the two day conference, January 23-24, 2012, are Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology (Emeritus), Yale University, and Dr. Paul  Fiddes, a British Baptist theologian, now Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford. Dr Fiddes, also a Georgetown College trustee fellow, is formerly Principal of Regent’s Park College and Chairman of the Theology Faculty.

Panelists include Dr. Perry Glanzer, Baylor University; Dr. Carla Sanderson, Union University; Dr. Corwin Smidt, Calvin College; Dr. Christopher Hall, Eastern University; Dr. Steven Harmon, Gardner-Webb University and Dr. Philip Thompson, Sioux Falls Seminary.

For more information, contact Roger Ward, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, 502-863-8080, or email Roger_Ward@georgetowncollege.edu. Register online at www.georgetowncollege.edu/cdal/conferences. Registration fees which include a banquet and a lunch are $75 for non-students and $25 for students.



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