VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will sponsor Space for Grace 2018: “Thy Will Be Done,” Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Philadelphia, featuring author and theologian Walter Brueggemann as keynote presenter.
The 2½ day national conference will attract faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others seeking God’s leading for creating social transformation. In this urban setting, “Thy Will Be Done” will provide opportunities for refreshment and renewal, along with opportunities to connect with passionate speakers, workshop leaders and fellow participants, around critical issues facing Christians today —mission engagement, discipleship, and worship and church transformation — through discussion, sharing and hands-on participation.
Brueggemann, an ordained United Church of Christ minister, is considered one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. Currently the William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., he holds doctoral-level degrees from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and St. Louis (Mo.) University. He has authored more than 100 books.
His most recent book, “Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out,” was published earlier this year. In this Bible study for adults, Brueggemann explores the injustice that follows when some societal voices are coerced into silence because of control by the voices that dominate today’s conversations.
More information about Space for Grace is avaialbe at abhms.org/resources/events/s4g/s4g-phl2018 or 800.222.3872, x2394.