Schedule for “Living Theology: Reclaiming the Pastor as Theologian,” 9/13/13


reclaiming the pastor as theologian

the theological summit of the UCC 2030 Clergy Network

September 13, 2013, York County, PA

Schedule and Details

8:30 AM – Coffee

9 AM – Opening remarks; greetings

9:15 AM – Is Theology the Handmaiden of our Polity?:  Nihilism and the Return of the Public Theologian

Rev. Dr. Christopher Rodkey, St. Paul’s UCC, Dallastown, PA

10:15 AM – Theological and Ethical Considerations for Utilizing Psalms in Christian Worship

LauraBeth Jones Armstrong, St. Luke’s UCC, Trappe, PA

11:30 – Lunch

1 PM – Finding a Place in Church for the Unchurched: Is there Room for Doubt, Agnosticism, and Sincere Pursuit?

Rev. Courtney Stange-Tregear, Zion UCC, Nottingham, MD

2 PM – Narrative Practice in Interim Ministry: The Past is Still Speaking

Rev. Liddy Barlow, St. John’s UCC, Larimer, PA

3 PM – The New Knowledge and the Old Faith

Jared Ruark, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

4 PM – Group discussion and future plans; closing

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, Chair of Religion & Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Schedule and Location:  St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 205 W. Main St., Dallastown, Pennsylvania.  St. Paul’s is handicap accessible.  Dallastown, PA, is roughly 1 hour by car from Harrisburg International Airport and 1.5 hours from Baltimore-Washington Airport.  The church is also accessible via public transportation, York County’s Rabbit Transit.

Lodging:  Country Inn & Suites, 245 St. Charles Way, York, PA, ask for special rate of $108 for a double at (800) 830-5222.  The hotel is minutes off of I-83 and is roughly ten minutes from St. Paul’s.

Books available:  Books by presenters will be available for sale; Dallastown is also home to the excellent, independent bookstore, Hearts & Minds Books, 234 E. Main St., Dallastown, PA.

Special offer from the United Church of Christ:  All participants who wish to purchase the entire set of Living Theological Heritage in a searchable, USB  format may get it at a 25% discount from UCC Resources at (800) 537-3394.  To get the discount, please mention the 2030 Theological Summit.

Cost: There is no cost to attend, the conference is sponsored by St. Paul’s UCC, Dallastown; the UCC 2030 Network; and the Local Church Ministries of the UCC.

The Call for Papers is archived online on An und für sich here.

The Event Page on Facebook is located here.