theological reflections at the intersection of (my) perception with reality
Monday, March 2, 2009
Pietism Conference at Bethel University
March 19-21, 2009
From intellectual inquiry to spiritual practice to social reform, Pietism has exerted an enormous influence on various forms of Trans-Atlantic Christianity, and on Western culture more generally. However, this contribution remains largely unacknowledged or misunderstood because some negative stereotypes—some undeserved, others deserved—cast Pietism as a quietistic, sectarian religion that is interested primarily in a narrow set of concerns.
The goal of this conference is to provide scholars from all traditions an opportunity to explore the many dimensions of the pietist heritage, with a view to understanding the ongoing relevance of the "pietist impulse" for contemporary problems and questions across disciplines.
Donald Dayton: Author of Discovering an Evangelical Heritage Emilie Griffin: Author of Doors into Prayer Shirley Mullen: President, Houghton College Roger Olson: Professor of Theology, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University Jonathan Strom: Associate Professor of Church History, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
* The above is taken from Bethel University's website.
I will also be doing a paper at the conference entitled: "The Living Church and the Living Word: Kierkegaard and Grundtvig on the Locus of Revelation."
I'm a theology professor at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. I teach about Kierkegaard and postmodernity, theology and contemporary culture, the doctrine of salvation, theological perspectives on evil and suffering, and contemporary issues in the person and work of Christ. I enjoying cracking the mysteries of "Lost" with my beautiful wife, Sara.