Denominational Leaders Meet at Claremont

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Denominational Leaders Meet at Claremont

Last week (May 27-29) leaders from across the denominations assembled at the Claremont School of Theology for a meeting on “Rekindling Theological Imagination,” the second in the series of TRANSFORMING THEOLOGY meetings that we are organizing.  You can find more information on the meeting, and the project as a whole, at TransformingTheology.org.

For a start, I attach below a list of the participants.  I will be blogging on both sites about the meeting over the coming weeks, and a variety of video materials from the conferences will be posted on the TT site.  The meetings with theologians and denominational leaders have also inspired a new book, TRANSFORMING THEOLOGY, which I will publish with Fortress in September, 2009.

— Philip Clayton

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Participants,

Transforming Theology, Conference #2, May 27-29, 2009

 

•  *Peg Chemberlin, President-Elect, National Council of Churches,

• * Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary, National Council of Churches

• * Phyllis Tickle, Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral and Founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly

• * Dennis C. Dickerson, the James M. Lawson, Jr., Professor of History at Vanderbilt University (last-minute cancel)

 

ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS

Chris Copeland, Minister for Leadership Formation

 

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Daryl B. Ingram, Secretary-Treasurer of Christian Education

 

AMERICAN BAPTIST

Mary Hulst, President

 

CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN THE US (Disciples)

Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President

 

CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Thomas L. Hoyt, Bishop

 

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

C. K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop and Primate

Thomas Ferguson, Office of Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Relations,

 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA

Marcus Kunz, Executive for Discernment of Contextual & Theological Issues

 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)

Lee Hinson-Hasty, Coordinator for Theological Education and Seminary Relations

Charles Wiley, Coordinator, Office of Theology and Worship

 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION

Beth Miller, Director of Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group

 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

John Thomas, President and General Minister

 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Gregory Vaughn Palmer, President of the Council of Bishops

Mary Ann Swenson, Bishop of the California-Pacific Annual Conference

Grant Hagiya, Bishop of the Pacific-Northwest Annual Conference

Jerome King del Pino, General Secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Mary Ann Moman, Associate General Secretary of the Division of Ordained Ministry


2 Comments

Donna Schaper

June 6, 2009at 9:40 am

Phil,

I have been enjoying the blog and am thrilled to see the report on May 27 – 29 meetings. It sounds so uplifting. So many of these high leader meetings reflect the doom and gloom that prevails. Actually it is a great time to be in the church business, possible pestilence, wars and rumors of war, economic catastrophes. Just kidding. But you get the point. We have so much to say from the heart of the gospel that can help!!!!

I’ll be sending you some stuff on the radio show soon.

Donna Schaper

Andrew Tatum

June 10, 2009at 8:26 pm

Where’s the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship? What’s that old joke, two Baptist groups is a full house but three’s a crowd?

And where are the Anabaptist groups?

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