Part of the time will include a panel with local church leaders and practitioners, and the panelists have been set for what should be a great discussion. In fact, these panelists will no doubt challenge our proposals of what “kingdom” means — come join us for this discussion!
Here are the panelists:
Lee Camp is Professor of Theology & Ethics at Lipscomb University, the host and creator of Tokens (TokensShow.com), and the author of Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World (2003; 2nd ed. 2008), and Who Is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face about Islam–and Themselves (2011).
David Clayton, along with a small group of friends, planted Ethos Church in a bar in downtown Nashville in 2008. Ethos Church is a young, urban church plant passionate about reaching the lost, serving the poor, and releasing ordinary people to plant churches all over the world. Currently Ethos Church has multiple congregations across downtown Nashville, as well as churches scattered across Eastern India.
Alicia Griffin is a practicing dentist in the Nashville area who is also a passionate believer, church planter, and constant student of the Word of God. Dr. Griffin runs Cornerstone Oral Health Care, which is a bilingual dental practice that provides many opportunities to plant God’s goodness in the lives of the families she serves. Alicia has been involved in several congregations that support Hispanic ministries in the Nashville area, including being used by God as a catalyst to develop a Hispanic radio ministry in the Nashville area.
Rubel Shelly (Ph.D., philosophy / Vanderbilt University) has spent his adult life in Christ-focused ministry through preaching, teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and writing. Two of his recent publications are Divorce & Remarriage: A Redemptive Theology and I Knew Jesus before He Was a Christian . . . and I Liked Him Better Then. He is particularly interested in showing the relevance of the Christian faith to daily life for his students.
What is the purpose and role of the local church in kingdom work?
Should our concern be primarily on spiritual matters or on social justice issues?
Are social justice issues kingdom work even if the name of Jesus is not involved?
Can kingdom work avoid social issues and still be authentically Christian?
April 23, 2015 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The event will be held on Lipscomb’s campus on Thursday, April 23, from 8:30 – 12:00. It will include two presentations from Scot McKnight and a panel discussion of local church leaders.
Want to bring a team of 4 or more people? Email us for a special rate!
In addition, join us the evening before (April 22) this event at 7:30pm when Dr. McKnight will offer a presentation entitled, What the Church Needs Most Now: A Biblical Vision for Uniting a Broken World. This presentation is free and open to the public.