Frank and disturbing conversations based on the second edition of Hughes' book, Reclaiming a Heritage: Reflections on the Heart, Soul, and Future of Churches of Christ in light of current trends in American culture, white evangelicalism, and Churches of Christ.
Kindy De Long
A three-day session considering a biblical "big picture" of how God creates, sees, and interacts with people not as genders, but as unique human beings. The first session explores men and women created in the image of God in partnership with each other and redeemed into a community of Christ that fulfills this creation ideal. The second session focuses on women in the Bible who used their God-given gifts to lead God's people. The third session investigates the "limiting" passages in Paul's letters in light of this larger picture of Scripture.
Jennifer Rundlett, Adam Nettesheim
"Cultivating the Heart of the Artist in Your Fellowship"
Join author/musician Jennifer Rundlett and author/media artist Adam Netteshiem as they share their experiences of using paintings, poems, music, and storytelling to create devotional tools for greater connection with Scripture and in turn more imaginative prayer. Guided experiences and resources to revitalize the childlike wonder and imagination in your individual quiet time and corporate worship will be offered. Come and see what the Lord has done, is doing and may yet do as we allow God to speak to our hearts while we learn to seek him through the arts.
"How to Save Your Day, Your Life, Your Children, Your Church, Your World"
Who are we as human beings? Christians, world religions, humanists, the sciences, artificial intelligence advocates—all weigh in. People of faith are in great need for a vision that meets the challenges of our time, that is intellectually and existentially defensible, and that captures our passion, hopes, and dreams.
"A Neglected Witness for the Resurrection of Jesus?"
After 40 years of extensive research, the Shroud of Turin has become the most scrutinized artifact in history. What fascinating discoveries have scientists from numerous disciplines, historians, and theologians learned from their diligent research? Does the Shroud provide remarkable evidence of the most significant event in all recorded history: the resurrection of our Lord? Might the Shroud be the “sign of Jonah” Jesus promised (Mt. 12:38-40; 16:4)? Might it have been used as an evangelistic tool by the earliest Christians? “O foolish Galatians! Has someone cast the evil eye on you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as having been crucified?” (Gal. 3:1). An extensive PowerPoint presentation will supplement the speaker’s talk.
"The Glamorization of Doubt Among Millennials"
If you have doubts, are you no longer a Christian? Are you an immature Christian if you don't have doubts? Is there any help for doubters or are they stuck with doubts forever? We’ll distinguish between different kinds of doubt in order to best serve doubters. Through the lens of the Psalms, we'll see the benefits and limits of doubt.