Iliff’s Renewal Conference continued to grow, setting yet another record for attendance!

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the school enjoyed times of fellowship, learning, and reflecting on the challenges facing our communities and our world. Our chapel services included sermons from Rev. Dr. Rubén Arjona, Rev. Dr. Boyung Lee (who was installed as our new Dean of the Faculty), and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, our Jameson Jones preacher for the year. Rev. Tawana Davis and Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval provided deep insights about embodied love in the face of racism, Rev. Dr. Carrie Doehring facilitated a fishbowl conversation on moral injury, and our plenary speaker, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, further explored issues of moral injury and soul repair.

Panel discussions and workshops included scholarly work on comics (with Dr. Elizabeth Coody – MA 2009, PhD 2015), community partnerships (with Rev. Trudy Robinson – MDiv 1998, Rev. Mitchell Boone – MDiv 2012, and Fr. Teri Harroun – MDiv 2009), the restorative potential of storytelling (Rachel Pater – MA 2013) and wholeness (Rev. Kerry Greenhill – MDiv 2005). Current students Mary Raynard, Georgia Metz, and Lila Bauman shared talks on their work and interests, and a faculty panel (Dr. Ted Vial, Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Dr. Mark George, Dr. Jenny Whitcher, and Dr. Amy Erickson, facilitated by Caran Ware Joseph) provided thoughts about ways for leaders to effectively lead in today’s climate. Among all of the high points of the conference, Dr. Tink Tinker’s plenary talk Red Skin, Tanned Hide and his public conversation with Iliff’s President, Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe, stood out as particularly meaningful for participants.

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Save the Date: Renewal 2019

Monday, February 4 – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Join our alumni, faculty, students, and friends for the annual Renewal Conference to explore, discuss, and engage with local and national thinkers and speakers, participate in dynamic workshops and worship, and network with other vibrant communities. CEU Credit available.

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