Detailed Schedule with Descriptions & Bios (PDF)
Basic Schedule — updated Nov. 4th (PDF)

Room Location Key:
Room 1 – Findlay Student Center Ballroom
Room 2 – Findlay Student Center Room 204
Room 3 – Findlay Student Center President’s Dining Room
Room 4 – Freeman Panhellenic Hall’s Hoblit Room (next door to the Findlay Student Center)

Campus Map

All keynotes will take place in the Findlay Student Center Ballroom (Room 1)

Pre-event with John Caputo & Tripp Fuller, hosted by Homebrewed Christianity.

8:00am-8:30am Registration
Findlay Student Center

8:30am-9:00am Welcome
Room 1

9:00am-10:00am “Theology for the People” with Tripp Fuller, sponsored by Fortress Press
Room 1

10:00am-10:30am Working Groups Session I, sponsored by The Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary

Choose one of the following (Click here for descriptions of each):
1. “Political Theology and Church Leadership” – Room 1 (East section), facilitated by Robert Saler
2. “Confronting issues of Race and Gender in Postmodern Theologies and Church Practices” – Room 1 (West section), facilitated by Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Karen Bray

3. “Negotiating Doubt and Disbelief in Church Leadership” – Room 2, facilitated by Bill Rose-Heim
4. “Millennials, Nones and the Emerging Church” – Room 3, facilitated by Randall Reed
5. The Politics of Creating Radical Liturgies – Room 4, facilitated by Erin Schendzielos

10:30am-12:00pm Parallel Session 1
Room 1: Secularism/Atheism
-Chris Rodkey
-Katharine Sarah Moody
-Sharon L. Putt

Room 2: Embodiment and Temporality
-Teresa Hornsby
-Brandy Daniels

-Keegan Osinski and Jim Waters

Room 3: Ecclesiology
-Alan Richard
-Johann-Albrecht Meylahn
-William A. Walker III

12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch
(Feel free to eat in the cafeteria in the Findlay Student Center)

1:15pm-2:45pm Parallel Session 2
Room 1: White Supremacy
-Josh Linton
-Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Jay Yoder

Room 2: Literature/Aesthetics
-John McCulloch
-Kyle Warren
-Lisa Gasson-Gardner

Room 3: Prayer workshop with Renee Goodwin

3pm-4:10pm Keynote I: Namsoon Kang, presented by Brite Divinity School
“The Theopolitics of Critical Subversion in a Postmodern/Postcolonial World: Discourse and Practice”

4:15pm-5:45pm Parallel Session 3
Room 1: Affect/Psychoanalysis
-An Yountae
-Tad DeLay
-Karen Bray

Room 2: Stranger/Neighbor I
-Peter Browning
-Len Baglow
-Zane Ridings

Room 3: Liberation Theology and Ecology
-Jonnie Russell
-Luke Winslow
-Wilson Dickinson

5:45pm-7:30pm Dinner
(On your own)

7:30pm-8:40pm – Keynote II: Alton Pollard, presented by the Drury School of Religion
“A Postmodern Parable from Black America or Life in the Valley of the Shadow of Death”

8:45pm-late Homebrewed Christianity evening (with Tripp Fuller)
At Q Enoteca, Springfield’s premiere wine bar in the heart of historic Commercial Street
This event is sponsored by Homebrewed Christianity; a separate cover charge is required at the door.

8:00am Coffee, Bagels, Donuts, etc.

8:30am-9:40am Keynote III: Mayra Rivera Rivera, presented by the Drury School of Religion
“Becoming Flesh: The Socio-Material Dimensions of the Incarnation”

9:45am-11:30am Parallel Session 4
Room 1: The Politics of the Emerging Church with Gerardo Marti (followed by responses from Peter Rollins and Katharine Sarah Moody) – please note that this particular breakout will begin at 10am; breakouts in Rooms 2 and 3 will begin at 9:45am

Room 2: Subverting Church Doctrines: Sin, Baptism, the Bible and the Apocalypse
-Anna Mercedes
-Toy Adams
-David Kline

Room 3: What is Political about Political Theology? I
-J. Leavitt Pearl
-Mike Oliver
-B. Keith Putt

11:30am-12:40pm Lunch
(Feel free to eat in the cafeteria in the Findlay Student Center)

12:45pm-1:55pm Keynote IV: Peter Rollins, presented by Earlham School of Religion
“The Troubles With Radical Theology: The Good Friday Agreement and the Death of God”

2:00pm-3:10pm Keynote V: John D. Caputo, presented by Fortress Press
“The Politics of the Kingdom: From Insistence to Political Existence”

3:30pm-5:30pm Parallel Session 5
Room 1: Identity
-Noelle Vahanian
-Gabriel Crooks
-Aaron Murphy
-Rick Quinn

Room 2: Subverting Church Practices
-Neal DeRoo
-Alex Ruth
-Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Room 3: Solidarity and Social Movements
-Liam O’Donnell
-Joe Strife
-Richard Thomas
-Jacob Given

5:30pm-7:30pm Dinner
(On your own)

7:30pm-8:40pm Keynote VI: Catherine Keller, presented by Drew Theological School
“Entangled Difference: A Political Theology of Intercarnation”

9:00pm-late Transformance Art Liturgy with Adam Moore, Aaron Ellis, Erin Schendzielos and Keegan Osinski
Room 4

8:00am Coffee, Bagels, Donuts, etc.

9:00am-10:10am Keynote VII: J. Kameron Carter, presented by the Drury School of Religion
“(Sur)Real (Non)Presence: Blackness and the Liturgy of Property”

10:15am-11:25am Keynote VIII (community forum – free & open to the public): Sandhya Rani Jha, presented by Chalice Press & the Council of Churches of the Ozarks
“Pre-Post-Racial America”

11:30am-12:45pm Lunch
(Feel free to eat in the cafeteria in the Findlay Student Center)

12:45pm-2:15pm Parallel Session 6
Room 1: Stranger/Neighbor II
-Kieren Wurts
-Brooke Baker

Room 2: Capitalism
-Adam F. Braun
-Bo Eberle
-Hollis Phelps

Room 3: What’s Political about Political Theology? II
-Clayton Crockett
-Elijah Prewitt-Davis
-George Schmidt and Daniel Aguilar

2:15pm-3:25pm Keynote IX: Sarah Morice Brubaker, presented by Phillips Theological Seminary
“Blowhards Are Liars: Why Swagger Isn’t a Substitute for Theological Method”

3:30pm-4:15pm Working Groups session II
Same rooms as in Working Group session I

4:15pm-5:00pm Working Groups feedback session
Room 1

5:00pm-6:00pm Closing Roundtable
Room 1

6:00pm-late Dinner and After Party


3 responses to “Schedule

  1. HI,
    I’m a pastor from Canada hoping to attend. Can you tell me the exact times when the event begins and ends? Thanks.

    • Hi Scott, so glad you’ll be there. It will begin early morning, Nov. 5, with the first talk taking place around 9am. It will conclude late Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7. I should also mention there will be a pre-event on Wednesday evening ($20 ticket), and several of the speakers will be speaking at local churches on Sunday, Nov. 8.

  2. Hi Phil,
    Could you say more about the Wed. evening event? What time does it start? Is it a lecture?

    Scott Brubaker-Zehr

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