December 10–11, 2005 | Christ Church Cathedral Dean’s Forum. The Cathedral will host Dr. David Miller and Joseph Cumming. Cumming will describe his vision for the Center's new Reconciliation Program, which he directs and focuses on Muslim-Christian dialogue. Download full invitation (doc).
November 13, 2005 | First Church of Christ. Miroslav Volf will speak at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Redding, Connecticut. Visitors are welcome.
November 12, 2005, 5:30 pm | Elevate: A Post-contemporary, Loudly-contemplative Worship Experience. Chris Scharen will be guest preacher at the event hosted by Redwood Covenant Church, Santa Rosa, CA. His task is preaching in relation to U2’s song, “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
November 3–4, 2005 | Ryan Lectures. Miroslav Volf will present the Ryan Lectures at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, on “God Who Forgives.”
October 28, 2005 | AFS-USA Alumni Panel. David Miller will join Richard K. Betts (Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University) and Simon Chesterman (Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University) for a panel discussion on “Power, Politics, and Faith: The Role of Religion in Conflict and Resolution,” moderated by David B. Fanning, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the United Nations in New York City. The moderator and panelists are all alumni of AFS intercultural education and exchange programs. See invitation (d0c) for details.
October 27–29, 2005 | Faith as a Way of Life. The National Working Group will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss issues of faith and citizenship.
October 18–19, 2005 | Margaret A. Steelman Lecture. Miroslav Volf gave the Margaret A. Steelman Lecture at the Divinity School of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The title of the lecture was “Generosity: Importance, Challenge, Possibility.” He also preached in the Divinity School chapel service on “The Superficial and the Profound,” and participated in a University symposium on “The Moral Challenges of Professional Life,” moderated by E. J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution.
October 17–18, 2005 | Twin Cities Leaders Offline IV. A Leaders Offline event for CEOs was held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
October 11–12, 2005 | Theology and Congregational Life. Chris Scharen participated in a conversation on Theology and Congregational Life at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.
September 30, 2005 | Greenwich Leadership Forum. The first meeting in the Fall 2005 series of the Greenwich Leadership Forum was held in Greenwich, Connecticut.
September 28–October 1, 2005 | Practical Theology and Christian Ministry. Chris Scharen participated in a seminar on Practical Theology and Christian Ministry organized by the Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis, Indiana.
September 22–23, 2005 | Faith as a Way of Life Theological Education Renewal Awards. YCFC welcomed faculty teams from Fuller Seminary, Calvin Seminary, Columbia Biblical Seminary, and Pacific School of Religion.
September 15–16, 2005 | Religiously Incorrect? Public Faith in a Pluralistic World. YCFC’s second Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership was co-sponsored and hosted by Yale Law School.
August 17–19, 2005 | National Conference on Workplace Chaplaincy. YCFC, in collaboration with Tyson Foods, hosted the National Conference on Workplace Chaplaincy: Hot Issues and Best Practices.
June 24–25, 2005 | Fargo Leaders Offline. A Leaders Offline event for CEOs was held in Fargo, North Dakota.
June 1, 2005 | United Methodist Church — New York Annual Conference. Chris Scharen gave the keynote on Connecting Faith and Life for the Laity Gathering at the 2005 Annual Conference Session of the United Methodist Church’s New York Annual Conference, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
May 19, 2005 | Wichita Prayer Breakfast. David Miller was the featured speaker at the Wichita (Kansas) Prayer Breakfast, an event patterned after the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.
May 10–11, 2005 | Twin Cities Leaders Offline III. A Leaders Offline event for CEOs was held for the third time in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
April 28–30, 2005 | Faith as a Way of Life National Working Group. The 24 pastors, laypersons, and academic theologians of the Faith as a Way of Life project’s National Working Group met for the fourth time, focusing on faith and the sphere of work. The meeting was hosted by Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas.
April 22, 2005 | Theology Live: Phyllis Tickle. Phyllis Tickle, for many years the religion editor for Publishers Weekly and a prolific author on religious themes, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
April 21–22, 2005 | The New Religious Pluralism and Democracy. A paper by Miroslav Volf, “A Voice of One’s Own: Public Faith in a Pluralistic World,” was discussed at this conference sponsored by Georgetown University’s Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Peace.
April 21, 2005 | New England ELCA Clergy Offline. Gen-X pastors from the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participated in a Clergy Offline event, organized by Chris Scharen, in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
April 19, 2005 | Theology Live: Nicholas Wolterstorff. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, emeritus, at Yale Divinity School, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
April 15, 2005 | Theology Live: C. William Pollard. Bill Pollard, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The ServiceMaster Company, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
April 7, 2005 | Theology Live: Jeffrey Stout. Jeffrey Stout, Chair of the Department of Religion at Princeton University and the current President of the American Academy of Religion, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
April 3, 2005 | Trinity Lutheran Church. Chris Scharen preached at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven, Connecticut.
April 1–3, 2005 | Coalition for Ministry in Daily Life. YCFC hosted the annual consultation of the Coalition for Ministry in Daily Life. The consultation’s theme was “Called to Purposive Life and Work: New Perspectives on Vocation and Occupation.”
April 1, 2005 | Theology Live: James Forbes. James Forbes, pastor of the historic Riverside Church in New York City, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
March 17, 2005 | Memory, Salvation, and Perdition. Miroslav Volf gave the 2005 Dudleian Lecture at Harvard Divinity School. (Page contains a RealPlayer video feed.)
March 13, 2005 | Worship and Work: Making the Connections. Chris Scharen made this presentation in a series on “Faith and Work” at First Church of Christ, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
March 13–14, 2005 | Wilshire Baptist Church. Miroslav Volf and David Miller preached and spoke at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.
March 2, 2005 | Theology Live: Phil Vischer. Phil Vischer, founder of Big Idea Productions and creator of “Veggie Tales,” gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
February 24, 2005 | Theology Live: Dorothy Bass. Dorothy Bass, leader of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People of Faith, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
February 17, 2005 | Leadership Prayer Breakfast. David Miller was the keynote speaker at the 2005 Leadership Prayer Breakfast in Stockton, California.
February 15–17, 2005 | Fresno Veritas Forum. David Miller was one of the main speakers for the Veritas Forum at California State University, Fresno, a public discussion on “the radical and ancient possibility of truth in relation to all of life.”
February 13, 2005 | Equipping the Saints: Sunday Service as Preparation for Monday Work. David Miller spoke on how parishioners increasingly perceive a huge gap between their Sunday worship and their Monday work at the Resourcing Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Connecticut Central District in Windsor, Connecticut.
February 4, 2005 | Theology Live: Robert Wuthnow. Robert Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, gave a lecture in the Theology Live series at Yale Divinity School.
January 7, 2005 | Yale Alumni Association. David Miller spoke to the Yale Alumni Association in St. Paul, Minnesota.
January 6–7, 2005 | Living Out Our Callings in the Workplace. David Miller delivered two keynote addresses at Luther Seminary’s annual Mid-Winter Convocation. These Convocations consider the various places we live out our faith — home, work, community and congregation — and offer theological enrichment for lay and ordained ministry leaders and the Christian community at large.