At Karam Forum we gather as practitioners and friends of theological education to talk about how theology changes life. At our 2019 meeting, one focus was systematic theology as a discipline. Engaging TED-style talks explored how our daily vocations are shaped by the doctrine of the Trinity, soteriology and ecclesiology.
We will, of course, be unpacking theology and life in a variety of ways at Karam Forum 2020 as well! We’ve released the conference schedule, so you can see we’ll be covering the future of theological education, justice and vocation, how local churches can prepare for the emerging cultural world, the church and entrepreneurship, and much more. Register today to join us on Jan. 3-4 in Atlanta; the price is a ridiculous $50 for a limited time. You can also reserve your hotel room for the low discount price of $129. Rich Mouw, Greg Jones, Rachael Denhollander and many more will lead catalytic discussions of how our schools can contribute to justice, flourishing, entrepreneurship and discipleship.
Our 2019 sessions on systematic theology were introduced by Nathan Hitchcock of Sevensided Consulting, a longtime leader in the Oikonomia Network and member of our steering committee. Nathan set the table for the question of how systematic theology shapes the way we live with what has become known to Karam Forum attendees as The Corn Lover Story. No summary of The Corn Lover Story can do it justice, so take a few minutes out of your day to check it out now:
The story really brings home how much we miss when we have a narrow gospel. If redemption involves growing to love God, we had better not despise the things that God made, and loves, and made us to love.
This is the latest, and probably the most offbeat, short talk to come out of Karam Forum. In this month’s newsletter we’re also releasing another short Karam Forum talk, along with a review of greatest hits, so check that out. We’ll see you in Atlanta!