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Second Ecclesiology Colloquium-Princeton 2013

 

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Join us for the Moderator’s 2nd Colloquium on Ecclesiology (#ModCE), December 9-11,2013, a national event to be held on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, which will also be open for virtual participation.

Hosted by the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education, the colloquium is designed to invites a national conversation as we consider Jesus Christ’s continual and enduring call upon the Church to be the gathered-sent community. In the midst of great, fast-paced changes happening in the PC(USA)—as well as in Christianity in general and in society—we Presbyterians respond by restructuring and renaming committees, reconfiguring staff, or tinkering with rules, processes, and procedures.

How can our starting and end points—and the journey in between—be continually shaped and informed by a theological framework shared through the ages, whose center and circumference is the One who encounters us whenever we gather in Word and Sacrament, and wherever we are sent to live out the Gospel Monday through Saturday? This conversation will include the seminary community, invited presenters and respondents, area churches, registered participants and the Church at-large as a virtual community streamed live via the Web and a live teleconference.

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B. Paper Presenters and Titles

  • Martha Moore-Keish“Baptism: The Already and the Not Yet.”
    Two sides of baptism: as the sure basis of our identity outside ourselves, in Christ; and as that into which we live over the course of our lives.  The church lives from this tension between the already and the not yet of baptism.
  • Frank Yamada"The Space Between Acts 2 and Acts 10: An Ecclesiology of Text, Time, and the Holy Spirit."
    When the Holy Spirit moves, the Church moves with it. How do we conceive of God's work among us in the 21st C. as we move forward into a time of unprecedented change?
  • Joseph Small III “Call and Response Ecclesiology” 
    Moltmann’s dictum – ‘The way one thinks about Christ is also the way one thinks about the church’ – suggests an ecclesiology developed from a call and response Christology.
  • John Burgess - “Is There Any Good Reason to Join a Church?” Baptism as a Commissioning to Life Together
    In an era in which the idea of “church membership” seems unclear to many people, attention to the meaning of baptism can remind us that every Christian has been commissioned to practice mutual accountability and encouragement in a community of witness and service.
  • Robina Winbush -  “A PCUSA Reflection on an Ecumenical Understanding of Ecclesiology
  • Corey Widmer - “From Blueprint to Foretaste: Worship, Mission and Multiculturalism in Reformed Congregations”
    In a rapidly diversifying society, it is necessary for the Reformed community to embrace multiculturalism as central to its missionary identity, which will have significant implications for its worship.
  • Jerry Andrews “Ecclesiology without Metaphor
    Scriptural metaphors, Divine speech, relationality, mutuality, election and covenant as informing and shaping ecclesiology.

C. About the Presenters

martha moore keishMartha Moore-Keish
Associate Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary

 

frank yamadaFrank Yamada
President and Professor of Hebrew Bible, McCormick Theological Seminary

 

joe smallJoseph Small III
Former Director of Theology, Worship, Education, PC(USA)

 

John Burgess
James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary



robina winbushRobina Winbush
Associate Stated Clerk and Ecumenical Officer, PC(USA)
Central Committee, World Council of Churches



corey widmerCorey Widmer
Co-Pastor, East End Fellowship (Richmond, VA)
Associate Pastor, Third Presbyterian Church of Richmond



jerry andrewsJerry Andrews
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of San Diego

 

D. Schedule

Monday
December 9
 

7:30-8:45 a.m.

9-11:30 a.m.

 

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

12-1 p.m.

1-3 p.m.

3-3:30 p.m.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Breakfast at Mackay Campus Center

Welcome by the Moderator and Vice Moderator
Paper #1: Joe Small
Three Respondents, Q&A (PDF)

Worship at Miller Chapel

Lunch at Mackay Campus Center

Paper # 2: John Burgess
Three Respondents, Q&A (PDF)

Break – Lobby

Paper # 3: Jerry Andrews
Three Respondents, Q&A (PDF)

Dinner at Mackay Campus Center
Free Evening

Tuesday
December 10
 

7:30-8:45 a.m.

9-11:30 a.m.

11:30-12 p.m.

12-1 p.m.

1-3 p.m.


3-3:30 p.m.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Breakfast at Mackay Campus Center

Paper #4: Corey Widmer
Three Respondents, Q&A (PDF)

Worship at Miller Chapel

Lunch at Mackay Campus Center

Paper # 5: Robina Winbush
Three Respondents, Q&A -
The Church: Towards a Common Vision (PDF)

Break – Lobby

Paper # 6: Frank Yamada
Three Respondents, Q&A

Dinner at Mackay Campus Center
Free Evening

Wednesday
December 11
 

7:30-8:45a.m.

9-11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Breakfast at Mackay Campus Center

Paper # 7: Martha Moore Keish
Three Respondents, Q&A (PDF)

Lunch at Mackay Campus Center
Colloquium adjourns

A question-and-answer period and general discussion with the gathered community will follow. Comments and questions submitted via the Twitter feed (#ModCE) will be taken during this time as well. The Colloquium will be live Web streamed and recorded for archival purposes. Unless otherwise indicated, plenaries will occur in the Cooper Conference Room at the Erdman Center.

Still have questions:

Angie Stevens - (888) 728-7228, x5424 angie.stevens@pcusa.org
Assistant manager to the Stated Clerk and the GA Moderator

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