Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tony Jones, Miroslav Volf, Scot McKnight and Me

Tony Jones gave our May 16-18 conference, Streaming, a very nice plug on his blog yesterday. http://blog.tonyj.net/2011/03/join-miroslav-volf-and-scot-mcknight-and-me/.

Tony, and his partner Doug Pagit, are helping us with the conference. They fit in nicely with our first rate group of presenters. You know Miroslav Volf and Scot McKnight, but the "undercard" is just as solid. We will have some great preaching. David Fleer is my favorite preacher and Katy Hays could be. With Katy, think Barbara Brown Taylor and you'll be on the right track.

I don't have a brighter, more insightful friend than Jannie Swart. Jannie was the pastor for the largest Dutch Reformed congregation in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have a friend who has led prayer at Nelson Mandela's birthday party. His ministry there was courageous and impacting. He's brilliant and a great communicator. Josh Graves is one of Rochester College's own. He is the minister for the Otter Creek Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. Josh is a bright light, full of passion and insight. These are some of the leading voices that will draw us into conversation on what it means to read Scripture in light of the mission of God.

One change from the schedule listed on our website is the choice of book that we will feature in our last roundtable discussion. Volf has a new book hot off the press, Allah: A Christian Response. I can't think of a more timely topic. Make sure you register early. http://www.rc.edu/pages/streaming/

2 comments:

thepriesthood said...

Hey Mark, really excited for you and what this means for your program. My status is iffy...

The last time Doug and Tony were in town they made me wear a red onesie longjohns getup from Victoria's Secret, complete with cowboy hat. Not kidding. I would watch out for those two...

Mark Love said...

Jedi mind tricks don't work on me, Tyler. Doug and Tony and I have talked about getting you here some way. They would prefer Helen, but I'm holding out for you to be a part of the deal.