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Forum 2013 Full Schedule


Pre-Forum Gathering  
Thursday April 4, 2013  
5:00-6:00 pm Registration
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:45 pm Worship, Student Leadership Team
8:00 pm Coffeehouse and Dessert
Friday, April 5  
8:00-8:15 am Gathering Singing
8:15-9:30 am Session One: Amy Gall Ritchie
  “Awaken to the Word Within: Engaging Scripture for the Soul of the Pastor”
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-11:00 am Session Two: Scott Holland
  “When the Flesh becomes Word: On Pietists, Poets, and Other Romantics”
11:00-11:20 am Break
11:20 am-12:00 pm Participate in Bethany-ESR Joint Chapel
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm Session Three: Michael McKeever and Gene Roop
  “Retelling the Story: Narrative in the Old and New Testament”
2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-3:45 pm Session Four: Enten Eller
  “Biblical Narrative in the Age of Electronic Communication”

Presidential Forum  
Friday, April 5  
4:00-5:00 pm Registration
5:00-6:30 pm Dinner
6:30-7:30 pm Worship Plenary, Jan Richardson and Garrison Doles
  “An Extravagant Waste: Story in a World That Believes It Has Seen Everything”
8:00-8:45 pm Requiem, Earlham College Choral Department
Saturday, April 6  
8:30-9:45 am Gathering and Plenary, David Barr
  “It’s Not the End of the World: The Fantastic Story of John’s Apocalypse”
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:15 am Morning Workshops
11:15 am-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:45 pm Plenary, Tom Boomershine
  “Mark’s Story of Jesus and the Gospel of Peace”
1:45-2:00 pm Break
2:00-3:15 pm Afternoon Workshops
3:30-4:00 pm Closing Worship



Bekah Houff
Master of Divinity

BekahWhat is ministry? In my eyes ministry is in the pulpit, in the classroom, on the streets, your job at the post office, a local restaurant, or a coffee shop anywhere God calls you to be a ministering person. For me, this year, ministry means a non-traditional (not in a congregation) placement involving lots of administrative work as I serve the South/Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren as District Youth Director for the next eight months.