Micah Conference 2014

Micah Conference 2014

June 16th — Park Street Church

Keynote Speaker — Personal Aspects of Faith, Leadership, and Justice

The student interns of Boston Trinity Academy’s Trinity Institute for Leadership and Social Justice invite you to attend the Micah Conference, a student-led conference with the purpose of uniting youth in a Christian environment and providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to bring justice to their communities with love, mercy, and humility. Through the Micah Conference we seek to address the apathy of American teenagers and inspire them to fight for something greater.

The Micah Conference will provide an opportunity for youth to find the intersection between God’s love for the world, the great injustice present in the world, and their own role in the midst of the two. Based off of Micah 6:8, our goal is to practically equip youth to take ownership of their faith and to become leaders in their communities and the world as they combat social injustices. Moreover, this conference will provide mutual encouragement and initiate networking opportunities to create a social movement among youth.

AAR_Logo_No_Fostering2014 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting — Open and Relational Theologies Session 2: 20th Anniversary of The Openness of God

November 22-25 — San Diego, CA

Respondent — Open Theism in the Pews & Online Today

In 1994, The Openness of God hit bookshelves and created a stir. Co-written by Clark Pinnock, Richard Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker, and David Basinger, the book offered “a biblical challenge to the traditional understanding of God.” The position advocated by the co-authors said God grants freedom to humans, is involved in genuine interaction with creation, takes risks, and does not know the future exhaustively. What has come to be called “open theism” was born.

Since then, the open theism movement has been criticized variously. But open theology has grown and expanded in ways the original authors could have never imagined. It has become one of the major theological options embraced by those in religious academia, in local Christian congregations, in philosophical circles, and has influenced the science and theology discussion.

In this session, three of The Openness of God authors and three respondents talk about what has transpired before and after the book was published 20 years ago. The authors reflect on where open theology has come and where it might be going. Respondents address particular questions about open theology’s relationship to the Church, the academy, and various sciences.