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Practical Theology

Critical Review and Conversation: At the Blue Hole: Elegy for a Church on the Edge

When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday

Where: Ezell 207

Session 3

Session Abstract

Churches are in trouble. All churches are, but certainly Churches of Christ. Whether or not they recognize the threats they are facing is a different matter. The future is fraught with dangers. Many won’t make it. This book is an elegy for those churches. But it is also a story of hope and promise. Reese offers direction and resources for these churches and other Christian fellowships. Resurrection is possible, but first a death will be required. Reviews will address the work from three different vantage points, with the author’s response and audience interaction.

Speakers

Trevor Thompson, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Convener

  • Tanya Smith Brice, Council on Social Work Education, Participant
  • Tiffany Yecke Brooks, Author and Independent Scholar, Participant
  • Monte Cox, Harding University, Participant
  • Jack R. Reese, Northside Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX, Response

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James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

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Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

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Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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