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January 2012

Register today for Convocation 2012!

The church is entering a new era that has been dominated by technological change. Experiences of time and space are not what they used to be. Identity and meaning are harder to fashion and define. And the church seems to exercise less and less influence in the way we see the world.

How do we articulate the gospel message to those seeking God in a time when the world is in constant flux? Moreover, how do we lead congregations during such rapid change? Mid-Winter Convocation 2012, Feb. 1-3, will focus on how to be a bold and faithful Christian leader in today's changing world.

Keynote speakers:

  • Diana Butler Bass, author, speaker and educator
  • Andrew Root, associate professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry

A complete schedule, list of workshops and more details are available at www.luthersem.edu/convo

Diana Butler Bass specializes in American religion and culture and holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University. She is the author of eight books, including the best-selling "Christianity for the Rest of Us" (2006), which was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and was a cover feature in USA TODAY.

Andrew Root holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. A former Young Life staff worker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and gang prevention counselor. Root is the author of five books and nearly 30 articles and chapters. He regularly speaks at churches, seminaries, conferences and training events worldwide.

Mid-Winter Convocation offers theological enrichment for lay and ordained ministry leaders and the Christian community. Convocation features scholars and teachers from Luther Seminary and around the world.

Register today!