Leaders Forum Series: The “Weakness” of God in a World at War
DANGEROUS TIMES demand voices of reason and uncommon
insight. Seattle Pacific University has invited three such individuals
to be part of a 2002–03 Church Leaders Forum Series with a provocative
theme: “The ‘Weakness’ of God in a World at War: Leading the Church
Through Turbulent Times.” Pastors and other church leaders are invited to attend one or all
three of the events.
Philip Yancey: November 21, 2002.
Author Philip Yancey leads this year’s series with “Befriending Doubt.”
Winner of 11 Gold Medallion Awards for excellence in Christian literature,
Yancey’s piercing essay style resonates with a broad readership. He
is the author of more than a dozen books, editor-at-large
for Christianity Today and co-chair of the editorial board at Books
and Culture. He earned graduate degrees in communication and English
from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago.
Marva Dawn: January 14, 2003.
Theologian Marva Dawn is an author, musician and educator with Christians
Equipped for Ministry. She will speak on “Power and Weakness in a
Culture Obsessed With Strength.” A scholar with four master’s degrees
and a Ph.D. in Christian ethics from the University of Notre Dame,
she has written several thought-provoking books on the dynamics of
worship, including A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping
Vinay Samuel: February 11, 2003.
Vinay Samuel is an Oxford theologian, Indian author and director of
the International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians. The
co-author of The Church in Response to Human Need will address
church leaders about issues relating to “The Role of the Church in
a World of Religiously Inspired Violence.” Samuel is the founder of
the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and a global commentator on
the Christian faith.
All forums include lunch and are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on the Third Floor of Gwinn Commons. The price of each forum is $10,
with a $5 discount for those attending all three.
Online registration is available at www.spu.edu/churchleaders. For
further details, please call 206/281-2100.
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