EMA seminars part 1
Next year’s EMA is made up of plenary sessions and seminars. The seminars are of two types: those focused on preaching (preaching is the thing that brings us together) and those focused on the topic. We’ve got seven altogether, and here’s a brief taste of what we’ve planned. Please note that Seminars 2 through 7 are only available to three day guests because each builds on the previous day, whereas Seminar 1 (in the main auditorium) is made up of three standalone sessions. The seminars connected to the theme are:
Seminar 1: Humanity and church life. Working through the implications of a robust doctrine of humanity in key areas of church life: Beginning and end of life issues (John Wyatt, Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College London); gender issues (Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill College); culture and race issues (Tim Keller, Senior Minister, Redeemer Church, NY).
Seminar 2: Women in ministry. A small seminar working through the implications of the doctrine of humanity for women in ministry. With Carrie Sandom (Women’s worker, St John’s Tunbridge Wells) and Kathleen Nielson (Director of Women’s Ministry, The Gospel Coalition).
Seminar 3: Crossing Boundaries. How does our doctrine of humanity break down some of the key barriers that exist in society today? This interactive seminar will have both theological and practical input as we try to work through some of these issues for the church today: we will look at race, class and age. With Adrian Reynolds (Director of Ministry, PT) and a panel of pastors facing these issues locally.