Western culture is becoming increasingly polarized around political and social issues. In turn, these issues find their way into congregations and heighten tension.
The theme for the January 18-21 program is “Centered on Christ in a Right and Left World,” with plenary discussions, worship and workshops focusing on this theme.
Greg Boyd, pastor and author
Jennifer Davis Sensenig, pastor
Plenary speakers are Greg Boyd, pastor at Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul Minn., and author of 18 books, including The Myth of a Christian Nation, and Jennifer Davis Sensenig, lead pastor at Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Special interest workshops will focus on preaching preparation, immigration, poverty and racism and spiritual practices to stay centered on Christ. The EMU alumni and church relations departments will host a leadership award banquet Wednesday night. Ervin R. Stutzman, EMS dean and newly-appointed executive director of Mennonite Church USA, will speak at the dinner meeting.
To register online or for more information, visit the SLT website: www.emu.edu/seminary/slt. The cost for registration is $150 per person or $275 per couple by Dec. 1; $170 per person and $315 per couple by noon on Dec. 31; and $190 per person or $365 per couple after Jan. 1, 2010.