Last month, the Oikonomia Network was excited to announce the Karam Forum, a two-day gathering for theological educators and Christian academics. Today, we are excited to announce three additional speakers at the event: Christopher Brooks, Celeste Cranston and Mark Roberts.
How can Christian educators form future leaders so they are prepared to contribute to the flourishing of the world? Faithful discipleship to Christ involves working every day in homes, workplaces, and communities to help God’s world flourish. At this conference, leading Bible and theology scholars will help you train a new generation of Christians who follow King Jesus by loving their neighbors in their daily tasks. Please join us for a fruitful time of insight, networking, and equipping.
Christopher Brooks is dean of the Michigan campus of Moody Bible Institute, an Oikonomia Network school, and senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving, 1,600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He is also the host of Equipped for Life, a daily radio program. His TED-style talk “Rethinking Urban Poverty” for the ON is available for classroom use.
Celeste Cranston is the director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education at Seattle Pacific University, an Oikonomia Network school. She has also served Lakeview Free Methodist Church as an associate pastor and director of their women’s shelter.
Mark Roberts is the executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary and served as the senior pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church for sixteen years. He is a nationally recognized speaker and leader in the faith and work movement, and is a member of the Theology of Work Project steering committee.
Karam Forum will be held at Trinity International University from March 2-3, 2017. Previously announced speakers include Kevin Vanhoozer, Con Campbell, Darrell Bock, Amy Sherman, Tom Nelson and Bruce Fields.
Note: Don’t forget registration is also open for the Faith@Work Summit in Dallas, Oct. 27-29!