2017 Mercersburg Convocation: Trajectories of Grace, (Re)Formation Today


CELEBRATING 500 YEARS OF REFORM

Monday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 7

on the historic campus of Lancaster Theological Seminary


Register by May 22: MercersburgSociety.org      I    Click for Brochure     I     Speakers' Bios


 


MONDAY JUNE 5

Noon - Registration begins in Lark Academic Building

1:30-3:00 Santee Chapel in Lark Academic Building

  • President’s Welcome, Announcements & Introductions
  • David Layman: The Mercersburg Book Series—an update
  • Plenary, William Evans: “Mercersburg & the Reformation: Continuities, Discontinuities, & Lessons to be Learned”

 3:00-3:30 Break & Coffee - Lark Academic Building

 3:30-5:00 Santee Chapel in the Lark Academic Building

  • Roth Prize Paper - Matthew Wright: “Seeds of the Word in the Early Theology of John Williamson Nevin”

 5:00-6:00 Social Hour in Dietz Refectory

 6:00-7:30 Dinner in Dietz Refectory

 7:30-8:30 Holy Communion, Santee Chapel in the Lark Academic Building

  • Celebrants: Carol Lytch & Chris Rankin
  • Homilist: Christina M. Fidanza
  • Organist: Tom Busteed

TUESDAY JUNE 6 REFORMATION CELEBRATION

9:00-10:15 Santee Chapel in Lark Academic Building 

  • President’s Welcome, Announcements & Introductions
  • Roth Prize Paper - Steve Magneso: “Mercersburg Theology for The 21st Century: Scientific Limitation & Imagination in the Eucharist”

10:15-10:30 Break & Coffee

10:30-Noon Santee Chapel in Lark Academic Building

  • Plenary, Douglas Ottati: "Grace Alone: The Anatomy of a Great & Potentially Subversive Protestant Idea"

Noon-1:30 Lunch in Dietz Refectory

1:30-3:00  Santee Chapel, Lark Academic Building

  • Plenary, Marcia Robinson: "The Relevance of Protestantism for the Modern and Post-Modern West, Re-visited" 

3:00-3:30 Break & Coffee

3:30- 5:00 Plenary Panel: Led by Lee Barrett featuring William Evans, Douglas Ottati & Marcia Robinson

5:00-6:00 Social Hour in Dietz Refectory

6:00-7:30 Dinner in Dietz Refectory



WEDNESDAY JUNE 7

9:00 Santee Chapel in Lark Academic Building

  • Morning Prayer with Worship Leader The Reverend Dr. Linden DeBie

9:30-11:30  Santee Chapel in Lark Academic Building

  • President's Closing Remarks & Introduction of Ecumenical Guests
  • Closing Panel of Ecumenical Guests