2018 Sessions


PLENARY SESSIONS


CLAUDE ALEXANDER: Turning the World Upside Down

Part I

This plenary examines Acts 17 for characteristics of the dynamic mission of the early believers in Christ. They turned the world upside down; how can we apply their principles to today?

 

Part II

This plenary seeks to understand the missional obligation reflected in the Apostle Paul’s writings and its opportunities for modern-day living.


OS GUINNESSThe Magna Carta of Humanity: Human Nature post-Auschwitz, post-Hiroshima, and pre-Singularity

Is there a future for humanity?  Humanity is being called into question as never before in history.  We are, it is said, ‘post-Auschwitz’, ‘post-Hiroshima’, and ‘pre-Singularity’.  Only the Genesis declaration that humans are made in the image of God can save us from de-humanization.  Yet this sacred view of humanity is attacked as the sole barrier to human progress as they see it – enhance or die.

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS


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GEORGE OTISSPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

How is it that God can turn a community upside down? George Otis Jr., acclaimed director of the Transformations documentary series on revivals of the world, will share on the histories of spiritual awakenings, especially in America and around the Ivy League campuses. Come learn about the incredible supernatural breakthrough that is possible with God, and the inspiring spiritual heritage 21st-century believers get to step into!


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april tam smithNYC ON MISSION

April Smith has lived out a very multi-faceted, inspiring story as she has engaged faith and work in New York City. An investment banker, proactive volunteer, and now owner of the successful all-profit-to-charity P.S. Kitchen Restaurant in Midtown, she will recount how her relationship with God has allowed her to have a missional mindset toward fostering cultural transformation.


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R.J. SNELL AND AARON M. RENNTHE TIPPING POINT

What is the moment of breakthrough for cultural change or transformation? A panel of academic and intellectual experts from the Wharton, Witherspoon, and other Institutes will reveal the "secrets" of their research in discovering how faith, work, psychology, and academia intersect for the common good of the City.


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QWYNN GROSSEXTRAORDINARY PRAYER

What does it look like to thrive in prayer and intercession amidst a full schedule? Pastor and Christian Union Ministry Fellow Qwynn Gross will share her strategies and encouragement toward prioritizing seeking the Lord, and the fruit that comes from it, no matter how busy life gets.


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Scott CrosbyVision Casting for CU Cities

Scott Crosby, director of Christian Union Cities, shares on the model of CU’s professional ministry and the power of networks to transform society. He draws on historical examples like the Reformation to show that it is when believers from all realms of society utilize influence to serve God that long-term biblical change can be fostered.


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Peter Heslam AND KENNETH J. BARNESREDEEMING CAPITALISM

This post-conference dinner and book launch was hosted by guest speaker Dr. Peter Heslam and author Kenneth J. Barnes at the Exchange Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown (85 West St. at Albany Street). Heslam will address "What Might Kuyper Think" at the book launch for Barnes' Redeeming Capitalism. Registration for the dinner is included in conference registration, but an extra registration step is required. Stay tuned for more information.