Some of 'em make me look tame ...!
The conference happens to be free ... so if any of y'all can find your way to the Houston area, I can guarantee that this will be well worth your while.
Here are some of the talk-titles:
Tim King - A working model to dissociate violence from God. Tim challenges the Augustinian view.A working model to dissociate violence from God. Tim challenges the Augustinian view.
Willie Cripps - Memories carry the seed of reproduction.
Kevin Beck - Transform your religious experience through forgiveness and the art of compassion
Doug King - What is sin and how was it destroyed?
& Thoughts on the Atonement of Christ and its meaning regarding sin
Yours Truly - Who was He? Who is He? Does Jesus = The Christ? How has Christianity limited Jesus and/or The Christ?
(Can't wait to hear what I'll say...!)
Here's the information put out by Sjolander Road Fellowship:
Theme: The Message and Mission of Christ
The Sjolander Road Fellowship announces the fifth annual Texas Regional Transmillennial Conference for February 5-7, 2010. The conference site will be 4464 Sjolander Road, Baytown, Texas (approximately 30 miles east of Houston, exit 795 off Interstate 10).
Many would probably assume that the message and mission of Christ are too well known and understood to be the topic of discussion in any meaningful way. In the conventional understanding Jesus was the God sent Savior who died to pay the price for all mankind's sins and thereby make it possible for those who "accept" Him as Savior to enjoy the blessings of Heaven. Under this paradigm, mankind's sin, or lawbreaking, is the problem which separates God and man, and Jesus primary mission was to end this separation by appeasing God. Supposedly, all these "facts" are biblically indisputable.
Well, are they really? This gathering proposes to challenge an array of speakers of various backgrounds to re-examine the entire issue of what Jesus came to do and how He accomplished that mission. The problem with much that passes for Bible study is that it starts off assuming much and challenging and confirming very little. It is the desire of the organizers of this year's conference, that speakers feel perfectly free to question everything, leaving no assumption of Orthodoxy untouched. Let the evidence speak. Any quest to find a more reasonable and majestic God in the Bible cannot be condemned, except by those who have a vested interest in the fearful status quo.
Individuals interested in participating in the presentations and discussions in person are encouraged to see our website,www.knowingtodaysgod.com, or to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-383-7054 for details, including a schedule of speakers. As an alternative, anyone can hear all the presentations live on-line, making arrangements by e-mailing Kevin Beck at Kevin@Presence.tv.
Pass along the info, to those who might be interested ... and if you go, you get a big ol' hug from me...! Sloppy Agape!