|Once held in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, the conference has become so|
large that it has been moved to the larger convention center in St. Louis
I'm not sure how much of the conference will connect to my research, but if there are pastoral connections and reflections to share, I will post them here or via twitter. I personally am looking forward to hearing some challenging messages and reflect on my own call as a theological educator for the church. I'm always conscious of the need to bring the best of the academy in service of the church's mission and ministry. Being at Urbana will not only be, by God's grace, a fresh wind and fire for my own walk with Christ but also hopefully inspire me to think through the pastoral and theological implications of my own research, as I make connections between what I hear, and the conversations I engage in, with the work that I am currently doing.
In the end, this is a time for me to "Be still and know that the Lord is God" (paraphrasing Psalm 46:10).