A Conference Exploring an Ethics and Theology of the Internet from a Biblical and Ecclesial Perspective.
Saturday March 1st and Saturday March 8th, 2014
Online. In Real-time. Via Webinar
Confirmed Keynote Speakers thus far include:
Michael Bird, John Mark Reynolds, Ben Meyers, Mark D. Baker, William M. Struthers, Brandon Cox, Scott Rae, Walter Kim, and just added Bill Mounce , Derek C. Schuurman, Douglas R. Groothuis, and Loren E. Wilkenson
and 20 additional parallel presenters from around the world!
We’re really surprised and excited that folks continued to register for the event months after the live meeting, catching the talks they missed through our video links. However, we want to let you know that the links will expire July 25th, 2013 as this is the “end” of the month of our July Subscription. I’m in the process of downloading all of the links so that they can be made available in the future through another venue. One location may in fact be through the publisher T&T Clark, for those conference presenters who are interested in having their videos available. However, this is all still in the works. We’ll let everyone know as soon as we have an idea of where they might be located.
Again, thanks for everyone’s participation in this global, online conference of the Church.
—The E&E Team
The inaugural Ecclesia and Ethics online international biblical studies and theology conference has been completed. The conference is over, but surprisingly we continue to receive registrations, even after the live event has ended. We think this is great, and therefore we wanted to let interested parties know that we’ve decided to keep the registration open through July. If you register, even though the live portion of the conference is over, you will receive a schedule, and all of the private, password-protected video links and handouts for the presentations of the Ecclesia and Ethics conference. You will also be given access to our soon-to-be-established messageboard.
We had a great time meeting with folks from all over the world to converse about, dream about, and deeply and critically reflect about the role and relationship of the Church to Moral Formation. There were a variety of theological, geographical, and vocational perspectives represented. So much more is to come, including the publication of selections of the proceedings, planning for Ecclesia and Ethics II, and the launch of our new peer-reviewed e-journal on the same topic. Keep checking back here as we venture into new terrain in the very near future. Consider even joining with us in some way as we work at these things. We seek to make them a communal and ecclesial conversation and community, and you are invited to the table.
You might have noticed a new addition to the menu bar of this website, namely, the Parallel Session Presenters tab. Over the next few weeks, as information comes in from the Parallel Presenters, I’ll be updating this section, on a rolling basis, in order to provide our presenters with an opportunity to introduce themselves and their paper topics for Ecclesia and Ethics, and in order for attendees to begin planning what sessions they’d most like to attend. Remember, we will be recording video for all of the presentations, and videos will be available shortly after the conference to registrants for all of the presentations. This way, if you have to decide between a few papers you’d really like to see, you’ll be able to catch the one you missed later. Additionally, there will be a password protected conference message board, on which registrants will be able to carry on the conversation after the conference. All of this is forthcoming.
In addition to this, on Sunday April 7th, we’ll upload a Pre-Conference E-Program, which will contain the conference schedule and all of the paper titles that we have obtained thus far from our presenters. This program will be subject to change in some of the minor particulars (i.e. we’re still in the process of contacting some of our parallel presenters to receive their information and confirmations on slots etc) but it will remain as is with regard to the schedule for main speakers and the majority of presenters. This is one really helpful element to the e-conference format in that we can continually update media in a really organic way until the actual event itself, thus getting information to all involved in a timely manner, and not being tied down to print deadlines (and expenses!) on conference programs etc.
Thanks and keep spreading the word,
John and the Ecclesia and Ethics Team
Thanks to everyone who has submitted an abstract for consideration in the Ecclesia and Ethics conference. We were really impressed by the number and quality of the submissions. The committee has selected the final choices for paper presentations and we will be sending out emails this weekend.
Check back here in early April for a new “Parallel Paper Presenters” section which will have an individual bio and media page for each of the conferences 40 (we’re maxed out!) presenters. Also, we will be uploading a Conference Pre-program which will have the conference schedule and bios in the 2nd week of April.
Keep spreading the word!
The Ecclesia and Ethics Conference Team
Check out our interview with Professor Nijay Gupta, the current Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, and the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Northeastern Seminary of Roberts Wesleyan College (July 2013).
Our video webinar interview with Professor Mariam Kamell from Regent College, Vancouver.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/60542447″>Ecclesia and Ethics Interview Mariam Kamell — February 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user16325276″>Ecclesia Ethics</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Our webinar video interview with Professor Michael Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/60934266″>Ecclesia and Ethics Interview with Professor Michael Gorman</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user16325276″>Ecclesia Ethics</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Check out Professor N.T. Wright talking about Moral Formation, the relationship between the Church and the Academy, and the relationship between Theology and Exegesis.
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/59720656″>An Interview with N.T. Wright — John Dunne and John Frederick Interview N.T. Wright for Ecclesia and Ethics</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user16325276″>Ecclesia Ethics</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>