I’m preparing to leave for Jackson, TN tomorrow for the conference “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism” which is being hosted by Union University. I will be blogging live from the conference. I plan to post my immediate reactions to the sessions on my personal website, while posting my reflections on each day of the conference here on this website. I will also be providing updates from the conference using my Twitter (@steveweaver) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/pastorsteveweaver) accounts. The conference hashtag for Twitter is #uuconf.
The schedule for the conference is as follows:
Tuesday, October 6
- 5:00 p.m. Ed Stetzer: Denominationalism: Is There a Future?
- 7:00 p.m. Jim Patterson: Reflections on 400 Years of the Baptist Movement: Who We Are. What We Believe.
Wednesday, October 7
- 8:30 a.m. Harry L. Poe: The Gospel and Its Meaning: Implications for Southern Baptists and Evangelicals
- 10:00 a.m. Timothy George: Baptists and Their Relations with Other Christians (G. M. Savage Chapel)
- Noon Luncheon Address – Duane Litfin: The Future of American Evangelicalism
- 2:00 p.m. Ray Van Neste: The Oversight of Souls: Pastoral Ministry in Southern Baptist and Evangelical Life
- 7:00 p.m. Corporate Worship: Robert Smith, preaching, (G. M. Savage Chapel)
Thursday, October 8
- 8:30 a.m. Mark DeVine: Emergent or Emerging: Questions for Southern Baptists and North American Evangelicals
- 10:00 a.m. Daniel Akin: The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention
- Noon Luncheon Address – Michael Lindsay: Denominationalism and the Changing Religious Landscape in North America
- 2:00 p.m. Jerry Tidwell: Missions and Evangelism: Awakenings and Their Influence on Southern Baptists and Evangelicals
- 6:00 p.m. Banquet
- 7:00 p.m. David S. Dockery: So Many Denominations: The Rise and Decline of Denominationalism and the Shaping of a Global Evangelicalism
Friday, October 9
- 8:30 a.m. Nathan Finn: Southern Baptists and Evangelicals: Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation
- 10:00 a.m. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism (G. M. Savage Chapel)