Theological leaders Richard Mouw and Greg Jones have dedicated much of their careers to equipping Christians to seek the common good of their communities. Both have led theological institutions and published on the intersections of faith and public life for many decades. Both will bring together the two sides of their careers – as scholars and as leaders of theological schools – to help us envision the future of theological education.
And they have both promised to give electrifying talks at Karam Forum 2020! Don’t tell anybody about this, but we’ll let you in on something. In a preliminary conversation with Mouw about how his presentation will push well beyond the critique he’s offered of theological education in the past, he even felt moved to stop and ask: “Are you sure I should say this?”
You know us well enough to know that our answer was: We insist that you do!
What is he planning to say about theological education that’s so hazardous? Join us in Atlanta on January 3-4 to find out!
Karam Forum is a unique gathering to inspire, equip and connect – and time is running out to join us, so don’t wait! Register today to join our excellent lineup of leaders and sessions. There’s no substitute for being there! The limited-time price of $100 is available only through Dec. 15. You can also reserve your hotel room for the conference price of $129, available only through Dec. 18. (Faculty and other leaders at ON partner schools, check with your ON liaison to get a coupon for conference registration.)
Student registration for Karam Forum is only $25. Consider bringing a group of students to experience the event together!
Joining Mouw and Jones will be a diverse group of theological educators and Christian leaders including Rachael and Jacob Denhollander, Charisse Jones, Lisa Slayton, Jules Martinez, Michaela O’Donnell Long and many others. Attendees will participate in conversations on justice, discipleship, fruitfulness and the kingdom of God, as well as connect with local Atlanta churches and community organizations on the front lines of equipping Christians for transformative whole-life discipleship.
Mouw is known for his intellectual development of a theology of vocation and public life, in groundbreaking books like Culture and Common Grace and When the Kings Come Marching In. But healso has a long track record as a leader in theological education. Mouw served as president, provost and senior vice president of Fuller Theological Seminary; before that, he taught Christian philosophy and ethics at Calvin College.
At Karam Forum, Mouw will bring these two sides of his career together. In the closing talk of Karam Forum 2020, he will discuss how the next generation of theological education can shape a vision of the common good sufficient for the challenges of our current cultural moment.
Alongside Mouw, Karam Forum is pleased to feature keynote speaker Greg Jones of Duke Divinity School. Jones will explore how theological education can – paradoxically – preserve tradition through innovation. This is an area he has faithfully pioneered over the course of his work as a scholar and educator. And as an ordained pastor, which gives him an additional perspective on how the church benefits from “traditioned innovation” in theological education.
With so many great leaders and speakers, there is just no substitute for being at Karam Forum. Register today for this unique opportunity to hear Mouw and Jones along with the Denhollanders, Charisse Jones, and many more as we consider together what God has in store for theological education in the coming generation. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!