The Henry Center funds annual conferences and workshops, led by teams of scholars and ministry leaders based on Trinity Evangelical Divinity School’s campus, for the sake of promoting biblical and theological wisdom beyond the walls of the academy.
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This project is organized around addressing a pressing pastoral concern on the continent of Africa (and elsewhere). Specifically how should the church understand and respond to the widespread contemporary trend in major regions of the world where orphan children, widows, and the elderly are accused of killing others through witchcraft, and where violence is often then directed at the accused? This project will involve TEDS faculty working with faculty from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), and with noted African theologians and church leaders from elsewhere, in a two-and-a-half year cycle of events based largely at NEGST and intended to address pressing concerns in a way that strengthens TEDS faculty engagement with global theological issues, and African Christian leaders’ own pastoral and scholarly engagement with their context. The project will culminate with a final international conference and publication on the topic.
2013 | Hispanic-Asian American Theology and Ministry Consultation | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
What are specific challenges and opportunities encountered by Hispanic and Asian North American immigrant congregations? What helpful insights might each of these two growing Christian communities learn from the other? Given today’s North American and global mission context, how might these two communities collaborate together to further the cause of the Gospel? During the upcoming four-day consultation on Trinity’s Deerfield campus (May, 2013), sixty Hispanic and Asian North American Christian leaders, consisting of theologians and pastors, will wrestle with these and other related questions. The insights and perspectives produced from this consultation gathering will be presented in a book format (to be co-edited by Dr. Peter Cha of TEDS and Dr. Juan Martinez of Fuller Theological Seminary) as well as through web venues.