More than Bible study?

Animating worship, learning, and service with and through Scripture

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Registration

  • Registration in the Anderson University Center, off the clock tower plaza on upper campus
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2:30pm – 4:15pm: Welcome/ Presentation One
The Bible as Charter of Congregational Renewal and Reform

  • Small group discussion and conversation with presenter Dr. Samuel Torvend, Professor of Religion, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC)

4:15pm – 4:30pm: Break

  • Walk to Ness/Tower Chapel in Karen Hille Phillips (KHP) Center for the Performing Arts; elevator and stairs to top floor entrance to the chapel

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Holy Communion

  • Ness/Tower Chapel

5:30pm – 7:30pm: Reception and Dinner

  • Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Main Lobby

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Presentation Two
Taking, Making, and Remaking: Engaging Scriptures in Community

  • Conversation with presenter Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Professor of New Testament and President Episcopal Seminary – Austin, Texas
  • SCC

8:30pm: Night Prayer

  • SCC

7:00am – 8:15am: Breakfast

  • Catered in Anderson University Center Dining Commons

8:30am – 9:15am: Morning Prayer

  • Ness/Tower Chapel

9:15am – 10:45am: Presentation Three:
Saving Images: The New Testament and the Purposes of Christian Worship

  • Small group discussion and conversation with presenter Dr. Gordon Lathrop, Professor of Liturgy Emeritus, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • SCC

10:45am – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Presentation Four
Animating Hope: Imaging a Vision for Justice and Transformative Action

  • Conversation with presenter Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • SCC

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Overview of Workshops

  • Conference participants are able to attend three of five workshops.

12:15pm – 1:30pm: Lunch

  • Anderson University Center – The Commons
    Please note: The Commons’ serving stations close at 1:00pm.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Workshops
All workshops take place in the Anderson University Center

  • The Reverend Rick Jaech
    The Bible and inter-Religious Relationships
    Chris Knutzen West
  • Dr. Cynthia Kittredge
    Poetry and the Scriptures
    Regency Room
  • Dr. Gordon Lathrop
    Biblical Images Shaping Worship and Preaching
  • Dr. Gail Ramshaw
    Praying for the Whole World: The Weekly Crafting of the Intercessions
  • Dr. Barbara Rossing
    Eco-Reformation & 2017: Pope Francis, St. Francis, and the Congregation
    Chris Knutzen East

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm: Workshops Repeated

3:45pm – 4:00pm: Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Presentation Five
Visio Divina: Welcoming the Art of the Bible into the Congregation

  • Dr. Samuel Torvend
  • SCC

4:45pm – 5:00pm: Break

5:00pm – 5:45pm: Reception

  • Anderson University Center – Atrium

5:45pm – 6:45pm: Dinner

  • Anderson University Center – Room 133

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Workshops Related

8:00pm – 8:15pm: Break

8:15pm: Compline

  • Ness/Tower Chapel

7:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast

  • Served in the hallway outside the Scandinavian Cultural Center

9:00am – 10:15am: Panel presentation and conversation
Pastoral insights on worship, learning, and service

  • Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
  • Dr. Gordon Lathrop
  • Dr. Barbara Rossing
  • SCC

10:15am – 10:30am: Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Taking the conference to the congregation

  • SCC

11:30am: Evaluations and Farewell Prayer

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