2016 Conference Schedule


PRE-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Sunday evening through Monday afternoon)

Sunday—January 24, 2016

Afternoon-6:00 pm          Arrival and dinner on your own

7:00 pm                         Marcus Felde, “On the Importance of Distinguishing Law and Gospel”

8:30 pm                          Evening Prayer (Conference Center)

8:45 pm       Reception (Hotel lobby)


Monday—January 25, 2016

         8:45 am        Morning Prayer

TRACK ONE:     Introduction to the Crossings Method

9:00 to 4:45       Steve Albertin, Chris Repp, and other members of the Crossings writing staff

TRACK TWO:      What has the Church been saying about the Holy Spirit over the centuries?

9:00 am                        Gary Teske, “The Holy Spirit and the Unholy Spirits: Reflections on Mission in PNG Context”

10:30 am                         Edward Schroeder, “The Holy Spirit in Elert’s Systematics”

12:00                           Lunch

1:30 pm                         Steven Kuhl, “The Holy Spirit in the Age of Pentecostalism”

3:30 pm                         Martin Lohrmann, “The Holy Spirit in the Lutheran Confessions”


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Monday evening through Wednesday noon)

Monday—January 25

6:00 pm       Conference begins with dinner

7:00 pm       Jerry Burce, Keynote Address: “The Spirit-given Challenge of the Double Life”

8:45 pm       Evening Prayer

9:00 pm       Reception (Hotel lobby)

Tuesday—January 26

8:30 am       Morning Prayer

8:45 am Steve Turnbull, “Launching the Double Life: Nicodemus and the Twice Born Person”

10:15 am     Break

10:30 am       Amy Schifrin, “Discerning the Spirit in the Double Life of the Congregation: The American Context”

12:00               Lunch

1:30 pm       Toppo Takamura, “Discerning the Spirit in the Double Life of the Congregation/Church: The Japanese Context”

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm      Arndt Braaten, “Discerning the Spirit in the Double Life of Christian Vocation: Faith and the Practice of Medicine”

6:00 pm       Dinner

7:15 pm       Holy Eucharist (Lori Cornell, preacher; Undercroft Chapel)

8:30 pm       Reception (Hotel lobby)

Wednesday—January 27

8:30 am Morning Prayer

8:45 am       Jill Baumgaertner, “Discerning the Spirit in the Double Life of Christian Vocation: Faith and the Practice of Teaching”

10:15 am       Break

10:30 am     Rob Saler, “The Double Life and the Publicly Engaged Church”

12:00 noon    Conference concludes with Closing Prayer & box lunch