The 2013 Craigville Theological Colloquy
Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th
“Christ’s Mission in the 21st Century: Sent Forth to Be God’s Blessing”
- Precis: This Colloquy will encourage participants and presenters to wrestle with the age-old question of mission–our outreach and interaction with the world outside of the Church. What does it mean to be sent forth as Christians today?
- Keynoter: The Rev. Dr. Reid Trulson, Executive Director, International Ministries, American Baptist Churches, USA
- Bible Reflection: The Rev. Dr. Shanell T. Smith, assistant professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Hartford Seminary
- Missional History: Olivia Masih White, Ph.D., 3rd generation Christian, born in India, educated in the USA.
- Publicity Flyer (click to see PDF document)
WHAT IS COLLOQUY?
For 30 years, the Colloquy has offered a unique opportunity for pastors, teachers, seminarians and laity to gather for a week in theological conversation and Bible reflection while engaging a subject of importance. Open to members of any denomination, the Colloquy is an experience that feeds the mind and heart: keynote presentations, workshops, small-group conversation and daily Bible reflection help the community explore the subject in depth. In addition, two ecumenical celebrations of Holy Communion, daily Morning Prayer in a meditative style, Taizé Vespers and the use of sacred music inspire with praise and song. Colloquy is also an opportunity to relax with friends and family: afternoons are free time to explore the Cape, take walks through the woods, or while away the hours on Craigville Beach.
The Colloquy, in keeping with its long tradition, provides the opportunity for serious theological reflection along with practical application. There are up to 3 CE units available.
“Clergy and laity from across the Northeast and Midwest come back again and again to Craigville because it’s an experience that combines intellectual inquiry with rest for the body, mind and soul,” says the Rev. Claudia Demick, planning committee chair. “It combines the elements of a theological conference, a spiritual retreat, and a summer vacation. In a church that’s increasingly hungry for intellectual and spiritual nourishment, the Colloquy has a lot to offer.”