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Autumn 2002 | Volume 25, Number 4 | Campus
Church 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 God.

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 For further details, please call 206/281-2100.


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