Upcoming conference looks at the need for the Christian church to engage contemporary culture

An upcoming two-day conference, hosted by Northwest Baptist Seminary and ACTS Seminaries, “The Church Between Gospel and Culture: Contemporary Ways of Being a Church” will explore this very issue.

With sessions that include discussions on postmodernism, religious diversity, and Islam, this conference will look at the relationship of the Christian church with culture. The keynote speakers, Dr. Craig Van Gelder and Dr. Edmund Gibbs, have both published extensively on the topic and will be hosting plenary sessions throughout the conference.


Dr. Van Gelder, a professor of Congregational Mission at Luther Seminary, is the author of The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit and is editor for Confident Witness-Changing World: Rediscovering the Gospel in North America. Dr. Gibbs, who serves as the Donald A. McGavran professor of Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary, has most recently published Leadership Next: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture and Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures.

Event: “The Church Between Gospel and Culture: Contemporary Ways of Being a Church” with Dr. Craig Van Gelder and Dr. Edmund Gibbs
Date: March 2 & 3, 2007
Location: Northwest & Fosmark Buildings, Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley
Cost: Regular Fee: $100; Early Bird (by Feb. 10): $85
Contact: For more information, please contact Loren Warkentin at (604) 513-2121 ext. 3866 or loren.warkentin@twu.ca

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from business, communications and education to biotechnology and nursing, and offers 15 graduate degrees in such areas as counseling psychology, business, the humanities, theology and administrative leadership.

Writer: Amber Butler

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum