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Second Conversation on Unity with Difference - Princeton 2013

 

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Join us for the Moderator's Second Conversation on Unity with Difference, December 11-13, 2013.

The conversation, hosted by Princeton Seminary, will focus generally on the nature of confessions and confessional authority in the Reformed traditions, and specifically on how those perspectives relate to our current discernment in the ongoing discussions on marriage.

The first Unity with Difference conversation was held in December 2012 at Stony Point Center (New York).

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B. Paper Presenters and Titles

  • Cynthia Rigby “Confessions/Creeds as Community Identity of and Identification with the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church in all times and in all places”
  • Martha Moore-Keish - “Confessions/Creeds as shaping and expressing belonging, behavior, belief”
  • Kevin Park - “Reformed Confessions/Creeds and our Covenant Life Together: Community, Diversity – an Asian American Perspective”
  • Joseph Small III - “The Nature of Confessions and Confessional Authority in the Reformed Tradition”
  • Barry Ensign-George - “The Book of Confessions and the Book of Order: Their Unity-in-Distinction Relationship”
  • Charles Wiley - “Christian Marriage in Reformed Perspective”
  • Bill Schlesinger

C. About the Presenters

Cynthia RigbyCynthia Rigby
W.C. Brown Professor of Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

 

 

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

 



Kevin Park
Associate Dean for Advanced Pastoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary

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

 



barry ensign georgeBarry Ensign-George
Associate for Theology, PC(USA)

 



charles wileyCharles Wiley
Coordinator of Theology, Worship, Education, PC(USA)

 



Bill Schlesinger
Executive Director, Project Vida (El Paso, TX)

D. Schedule

Wednesday
December 11
 

1:15-3:30 p.m.




3:30-4 p.m.

4-5:30 p.m.




5:30 p.m.

Moderator and Vice Moderator welcome, introductions, goals
Presenter # 1: Martha Moore-Keish, Associate Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, “Confessions/Creeds as shaping and expressing belonging, behavior, belief”
Roundtable discussion, Q&A

Break

Presenter # 2: Cynthia Rigby, W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, “Confessions/Creeds as Community Identity of and Identification with the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church in all times and in all places”
Roundtable discussion, Q&A

Dinner at Mackay Campus Center

Thursday
December 12
 

8 a.m.

9-11 a.m.



12 p.m.

1:15-3:30 p.m.



3:30-4 p.m.

4-5:30 p.m.



5:30 p.m.

Breakfast at Mackay Campus Center

Presenter # 3: Joseph Small III, former Director of Theology, Worship and Education for the PC(U.S.A.),  “The Nature of Confessions and Confessional Authority in the Reformed Tradition”
Roundtable discussion, Q&A (PDF)

Lunch at Mackay Campus Center

Presenter # 4: Kevin Park, Associate Dean for Advanced Pastoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, “Reformed Confessions/Creeds and our Covenant Life Together: Community, Diversity – an Asian American Perspective”

Break

Presenter #5: Barry Ensign-George, Associate for Theology in the Theology, Worship and Education office of the PC(U.S.A.),  “The Book of Confessions and the Book of Order: Their Unity-in-Distinction Relationship” (PDF)

Dinner at Mackay Campus Center

Friday
December 13
 

8 a.m.

9-11 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

12 p.m.

Breakfast at Mackay Campus Center

Presenter #6: Charles Wiley, Coordinator of the Theology, Worship, and Education office of the PC(U.S.A.), “Christian Marriage in Reformed Perspective” (PDF) Christian marriage study (PDF)

Adjourn

Lunch at Mackay Campus Center

Still have questions:

Angie Stevens - (888) 728-7228, x5424 angie.stevens@pcusa.org
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