Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2009

American Evangelicalism and the Practices of Peace: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins

April 22–24, 2009
Charlottesville, Virginia

Keynote speaker Rev. John Perkins

John M. Perkins – influential community organizer, minister, speaker, writer and civil rights activist – was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Spring Institute on Lived Theology (SILT), American Evangelicalism and the Practices of Peace: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins, held in Charlottesville, Virginia, from April 22-24.

Spring Institute 2009 Proceedings

Session I – A Quiet Revolution: A Group Discussion on the Lived Theology of John M. Perkins –  Charles Marsh

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Session II – Hospitality and Justice in the Life of John M. Perkins – Mark Gornik, director, City Seminary

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Session III – Let Justice Roll Down – John M. Perkins in conversation with Charles Marsh

Session IV – American Evangelicalism and the Practices of Peace, Morning Seminar – John M. Perkins

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Session V – John M. Perkins and the Social Witness of the African American Church – Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University and senior pastor of Third Street Church of God

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Session VI – Richmond Community Development – Don Coleman of the Richmond school board and East End Ministry; and Corey Widmer, a pastor of preaching of East End Ministry, Third Presbyterian Church

Session VII – Whatever Happened to Racial Reconciliation? The Future of a White Evangelical Obsession – Soong-Chan Rah, assistant professor of church growth and evangelicalism, North Park Theological Seminary

Session VIII -Racial and Denominational Diversity – Open discussion of Session VI and Session VII – Don Coleman, Corey Widmer and Soong-Chan Rah

Session IX – Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and the Theology of Friendship – Peter Slade, associate professor, Ashland University

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Session X – Community Organizing as a Spiritual Discipline – Susan Glisson, director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, University of Mississippi; Joe Szakos, executive director of the Virginia Organizing Project; and Rydell Payne, executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries

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2009 Spring Institute for Lived Theology speakers

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