Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Connect with others who share your passion.
Be inspired by amazing stories of hope.
Connect with God’s heart for the world.
Discover resources to make a difference.
Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Hope Around the World
will explore issues of cross-cultural outreach to women, looking at issues of:
Miriam Adeney is an international speaker, teacher and writer with a widespread and varied ministry. She has written dozens of articles and books, including A Time for Risking: Priorities for Women and Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women. She currently holds teaching positions at Seattle Pacific University, Regent College and Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as visiting professorships in seminaries all over the world. She also serves as a mentor to Christian writers in Asia and Latin America.
Registration will open soon.
The Lavik Series is an annual lecture event highlighting a current topic related to global evangelism, supported by the Lavik Endowment at Trinity Lutheran College.
Over 200 people joined us for our Lavik Lectureship events on April 12 and 13, 2013, which included a “PoMo” (postmodern) movie on Friday night, lectures, worship and workshops on Saturday, culminating with an open-mic for spoken word poetry.
We tackled creative approaches to reach the un-churched, de-churched, and never-churched, “post-modern” population with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Mallinson, was our former Academic Dean, and he focused on the philosophical and biblical issues, capping his sessions with the theology of the cross. We brought Jeff back for this special event because he is known for a passion of making Jesus relevant for contemporary culture. Jeff now is on the theology faculty of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., but this highest-ever student participation at a Lavik Lectureship demonstrated that he is able to connect with young adults in compelling ways
Micah Bournes’ spoken word poetry kept us riveted as he made the theoretical practical—as well as gripping. His powerful personal stories and entrancing narrative poems inspired many to share their poems on Saturday evening at the open mic. Whether from notebooks, iPhones, or memory, students opened up a window to their soul with the gift of words they shared.
Through many workshops, participants learned more about how post-modern faith expressions concentrate on authentic relationships, personal stories, and worship which is creative, experiential, and sensory—where communication less centered on one-directional preaching and more on interactive engagement through art and story.
We thank the many who joined us, especially Jeff and Micah, as we explored engaging post-modern people through missional art and story. We are eager to hear follow-up stories as to how this Lavik Lectureship helped you better understand how to engage the culture with holy art and story.
Micah Bournes' keynote (mp3)