Everyday Theology – A Fascinating Conference in Austin, TX (October 5th & 6th)
If you live in or even near Austin, TX, I think you would find this gathering about Everyday Theology, unique, meaningful, and helpful for everyday life. The gathering begins Friday evening, October 5th with a presentation by Dr. Roger Olson, of Truett Theological Seminary, on the need for embracing theology not merely as an academic exercise, but as a part of everyday life.
Roger Olson will be followed by 13 practitioners from 13 different church communities, sharing for 15 minutes, where they will explore how theology shapes our activities and thinking, not just on Sunday, but Monday through Saturday as well. The cost for this conference is just $20 if you sign up before October 1st, and it even includes a catered lunch on Saturday! Here are some of the speakers and the topics they will be sharing on.
Julie Clawson – Bread, Circuses and the Kingdom of God
Carrie Graham – The Stoplight Purgatories
Ryan Hairston – Theology and Proximity
Sean Henry – The Help v. Host: Dirt, Coffee & The Last Supper
Cecil Linke – The Everyday Theology of Perseverance
Sam Myrick – Sabbath: The Gift Everyone Needs but (Almost) No One is Unwrapping
Kyle Sears – Everyday Theology of Community Partnerships
Matt Singleton – YOLO, Nihilism, and The Ultimate Meaning of Punctuation in the High School English Classroom
Gideon Tsang – The Tedious Work of Mundane Neighboring
Mike Watson – Why Comfort Must be our First Response to the Shared Pain of Others
JR Woodward – Theology at the Theater: Watching Film as a Communal Spiritual Discipline
To find out more information about this gathering and how to sign up, check out the webpage. As you scroll down the page, after the schedule you will find a list of each of the speakers names, if you click on the name you can get a paragraph description of their talk along with a short bio. Check it out! I’m going to be there. I hope to see you there!