The Sun Is Up: One Minister’s Awakening to Racial Reconciliation

Presenter: Martha Kearse Follow one pastor’s journey of coming to understand what the true issues are that keep white Christians from understanding, and offering justice to, black people. Learn how the theology of hospitality can help us to move forward in understanding where it is that we have broken faith with our black brothers and…

Creating Intentional Vocational Discernment Communities with Youth

Presenter: Colin Kroll How can ministers and local churches encourage young people to live out their calling in the world? How can vocational discernment with young people provide guidance without increasing anxiety about their future? Colin Kroll is Associate Campus Minister at Campbell University and the Director of the Campbell Youth Theological Institute. He lives…

Chaplains: Three Stories

Presenters: Stephanie McLeskey, Rachel Hill, Luke Langston Follow the paths that have led three persons into the chaplaincy ministry. Presenters include Stephanie McLeskey, Chaplain of Mars Hill University; Rachel Hill who oversees chaplaincy ministry for Hospice in Shelby, NC; and Luke Langston, Prison Chaplain, Butner, NC. Gerry Hutchinson concludes the webinar with a brief description…

Women in Ministry – Three Stories

Presenters:  Amy Grizzle Kane, Lynn Rhodes, Ka’thy Gore Chappell Be inspired by the stories of three women who have felt called into three different ministry roles. Panelists include: Amy Grizzle Kane, Associate Pastor, Missions & Community, First, Greensboro. NC; Lynn Rhoades, Executive Director, Authoring Action, Winston-Salem, NC; Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Executive Director, Baptist Women in…

Archaeology and the Bible – Friend or Foe?

Presenter:  Tony Cartledge “Biblical archaeology” emerged in the 20th century as an effort to prove that biblical places, people, and stories were true. Archaeologists in Israel are now more concerned with understanding the cultures of ancient peoples. Does archaeology confirm the biblical narratives, or does evidence in the ground suggest that they don’t match up?…

Practicing Midrash: Reading the Bible’s Arguments as an Invitation to Conversation

Presenter:  Tim Moore Based on his book (Wipf and Stock, 2018), Tim Moore will lead us to consider such questions as: Are God’s promises conditional or unconditional? The gospels show us three different ways to follow Jesus, which one is right? How should the Church choose leaders – by gifts or by reputation? If the…

A Muslim American’s Reflections of a Post-9/11 America

Presenter:  Naijla Faizi A southerner to her core, Naijla grew up in North Carolina where she often carried the burden of being the only Muslim her friends and local community had ever met. At Wake Forest University, Naijla and the Muslim community were confronted with a variety of challenges including an Islamophobic hate campaign against…