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Re-Mind & Re-New Focus on Renewal

Inaugural Re-Mind & Re-New Conference To Focus On Renewal


TULSA, OKLA. – Next week’s inaugural Re-Mind & Re-New Conference hosted by Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) is an educational event designed to foster the renewal of participant’s minds and spirits. The conference to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 17-18, at the PTS campus, 901 N. Mingo, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116, is expected to have about 200 participants.

Featured speakers include:

Dianna Butler Bass, an independent scholar, author, blogger, and speaker on understanding religion, congregations, and American culture and author of the widely read Christianity for the Rest of Us and a much-anticipated publication in February 2012, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening.

Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, and a leading voice in the emerging church movement; Bolz-Weber is the author of Salvation onthe Small Screen? and 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008), she blogs at www.sarcasticlutheran.com.

Chris Haw, a participant in the new monasticism movement who is craftsman (carpentry and pottery), a blogger, and co-author of Jesusfor President; Haw is currently working on a book about his conversion to Catholicism and has been interviewed in Christianity Today, Sojourners, CNN and Al-Jazeera.

Craig Van Gelder, a professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary; He is author of The Essence of the Church (2000) and The Ministry of the Missional Church (2007); is co-author with Rick Rouse of A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation (2008), and co-author with Dwight Zscheile of The Missional Church in Perspective (2011); is editor of Confident Witness-Changing World (1999), The Missional Church in Context (2007), The Missional Church and Denominations (2008), and The Missional Church and Leadership Formation (2009); is co-editor with Richard Bliese of The Evangelizing Church (2005) and with George Hunsberger of The Church Between Gospel and Culture 1996); and is a contributing author to MissionalChurch (1998).

Dianna Butler Bass’ presentation will be on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Harvard Avenue Christian Church, 5502 S. Harvard, Tulsa, 74135. This presentation is free and open to the public, childcare will be available.

A registration fee of $90 includes the remaining presentations, coffee breaks, and dinner on Tuesday evening. The registration deadline including the Tuesday banquet is January 13, 2012. Registrations received after January 13, 2012 will be accepted, but attendance at the Tuesday banquet cannot be guaranteed.

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