Stanley Hauerwas: Theology and Mission Lectureship
Do We Still Need the Church? Building a Community for Mission
Many are walking away from the church. Others who still love God don’t see the need for church anymore. All these have lost hope that God is working in and through the church to save a lost world.
Join with renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas as he casts a vision for a church the world can believe in. He will lead us in how to build a robust community as the church, moving beyond merely gathering individuals from Sunday to Sunday.
An event like would normally cost at least $100 to attend. Northern Seminary is so committed to resourcing local pastors, we are asking you only to help with the cost of keeping the lights on and the coffee hot (and the cost the breakfast on Friday morning). We are covering the rest.
Thursday Evening, June 8 (7pm–9pm)
LECTURE 1: Beyond All Boundaries: The Church as Mission
Friday Morning, June 9th (9am–12:00pm)
PRE-LECTURE Breakfast (7:30am): Inconsequential Conversations with Hauerwas & Fitch
LECTURE 2 (9:00am): Why Does God Need Witnesses? The Truth of the Church
ROUND TABLE: with Hauerwas and Northern Faculty
An exclusive Friday morning breakfast will be open as space allows (pre-register so you are the first to know when this opens, and besides, we will send you a free gift).
Lindner Conference Center, Lombard, IL
610 E. Butterfield RD., Lombard IL 60148
Northern Seminary is so committed to resourcing local pastors, we are asking you only to help with the cost of keeping the lights on and the coffee hot (and the cost the breakfast on Friday morning). We are covering the rest. An event like this with an international thought leader would usually cost at least $75-100.
THEOLOGY AND MISSION LECTURESHIP
The annual Theology and Mission Lectureship features world-class thinkers and practitioners discussing the perennial issues facing the church, equipping pastors and leaders to change the world. They will be hosted every year in early June.
Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke Divinity School.Professor Hauerwas has sought to recover the significance of the church for understanding the nature and mission of the Christian life.
He was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001, the same year he was asked to delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, political theory, the social science and medical ethics. His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century.
Engage in a vibrant classroom experience and dialogue with our premier professors from anywhere in the world. Location is no longer an obstacle to quality theological education!
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