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Retrospective on Jack Lewis’s ‘The Ministry of Study’

When: June 10, 2021, 3:30 pm - Thursday

Where: Ezell 211

Session 5

Session Abstract

In 1981 Jack Lewis penned a short, but important essay titled “The Ministry of Study.” In it he critiqued models of ministry that disdain or marginalize the place of theological studies and articulated the value of study for ministers in particular and Christians in general. This retrospective brings together scholars and ministers tasked with discerning how Lewis’s essay holds up on the other side of almost 40 years of social development and change, and how such an essay might need to be rewritten today.

Speakers

Brandon Pierce, Independent Scholar, Convener

  • Naomi Walters, Rochester University, Panelist
  • Kenneth Gilmore, Southwestern Christian College, Panelist
  • Jeremy Hegi, Lubbock Christian University, Panelist
  • Allen Black, Harding School of Theology, Respondent

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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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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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