Now What? Empowering the Church in the New Political Age

The LTS faculty will offer a teach-in on Friday, January 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to “foster a discussion on how Christians who are concerned with justice and goodwill should live out their faith in the current political environment.” Each segment of the teach-in will begin with short presentations by LTS faculty members to offer core perspectives and stimulate discussion among participants. Hand-outs will let you take away some practical tools to use in your context. You are invited to attend in person for as much of the time as you are able. If you cannot attend in person, the teach-in will be simulcast, and you may attend in real time over the Internet. The times in the following schedule are approximate.

  • 1:30 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks — LTS President Charisse Gillett
  • 1:45 p.m. Debunking Fake News
    Opening presentations by:
    Richard Weis – insights from the OT prophets
    Leah Schade – The Church’s Role in the Age of Disintegrationism
    Discussion
    Break
  • 2:40 p.m. Constructing Hope
    Opening presentations by:
    Jerry Sumney – New Testament resources
    Emily Askew – theological resources for putting hope into practice
    Discussion
    Break
  • 3:35 p.m. Being the Change
    Barbara Blodgett – a range of ways to be involved in social change
    Charisse Gillett – leading a congregation in these times
    Discussion
  • 4:20 p.m. Offering of Commitment and closing prayer

 

To attend in person come to Lexington Theological Seminary at 230 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503, and take the elevator to the 5th floor. Follow the signs to Lexington Theological Seminary’s gathering space. If you wish to join the simulcast, send an e-mail to the dean’s assistant, Ms. Deena Ainslie, at dainslie@lextheo.edu saying you wish to receive the link and handouts before the teach-in starts.

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