Conference to Discuss "The Politics of Jesus"
Special Report - September 25, 2008
Evangelical leaders from around the country will meet in Durham to answer the question of how the Christian faith should be related to the public square. “The Politics of Jesus 2008” conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, will be hosted by First Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina on October 910. The following speakers are scheduled to appear:
- Dr. David P. Nelson, Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, NC; TOPIC Adorning Our Savior's Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life
- Dr. Andrew M. Davis, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Durham, NC; TOPIC - Babylon: An Ancient Assessment of a Present Reality
- Dr. C. Ben Mitchell, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; TOPIC - Remaking the Future: The Looming Challenge of Resurgent Islam and Evolving Transhumanism
- Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury, Dean of the School of Christian Studies, Union University, Jackson, TN; TOPIC - Marriage: If Not Sacred - What?
- Dr. Ken D. Fontress, Senior Pastor, Montrose Baptist Church, Rockville, MD; TOPIC - The Ancient Church of Antioch and the Future Southern Baptist Convention
- Dr. Nathan A. Finn, Assistant Professor of Church History, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; TOPIC - The Pulpit and the Public Square: Some Observations from the Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
According to the event’s Web site, “This seminar is designed for pastors, church leaders, government and public policy leaders, medical ethicists and physicians, business and entrepreneurial leaders, members of the legal community, university students and members of the social services community to listen and interact with key evangelical leaders from around the nation on matters of culture, government, and politics.”
“Many Christians today are questioning the role of the church in the public square,” said Matt Lytle, director of research for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “They want to know what roleif anythe church should play in the state and in today’s culture. This seminar will equip this generation to think biblically about the church and culture, resulting in a greater evangelical impact in the public square.”
“The Politics of Jesus 2008” conference is free and open to the public. You can register by clicking here.
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