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2010 Annual Conference LogoBethany Theological Seminary, the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Office, and the Church of the Brethren are working together to offer live broadcasts of many Annual Conference events. All broadcasts will also be available as recordings unless noted otherwise.

Click here to go to the Annual Conference webcast page for more information and to view the webcasts.

The broadcast schedule appears below and on the Annual Conference webcast page.

Annual Conference Live Broadcast Schedule:

SATURDAY, July 3, 2010
? 9:00am - noon - Deacon Training Session I
? 1:30pm - 4:30pm - Deacon Training Session II
? 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Peggy Campolo at the Voices for an Open Spirit Dinner*
? 6:50pm - 8:30pm - Opening Worship (Shawn Flory-Replogle preaching)
                                              worship bulletin (pdf)
? 9:00pm - 10:15pm - Hearing: Special Response Process - Bible Study

SUNDAY, July 4, 2010
? 10:00am - 11:30am - Worship Service (Marlys Hershberger preaching)
                                              worship bulletin (pdf)
? 1:55pm - 4:30pm - Business Session (seating delegates / start of business)
? 5:00pm - 5:45pm - Early Evening With the Arts Concert: Community of Song
? 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Ryan and Friends (Ventriloquist Act for Disaster Ministries)
                                              [live only--no recording]

MONDAY, July 5, 2010
? 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Roger Thurow at the Global Ministries Dinner*
? 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Worship Service (Earle Fike, Jr. Preaching)
                                              worship bulletin (pdf)
? 9:00pm - 10:00pm - Insight Session: Original Brethren Songs (Dennis Webb)*

TUESDAY, July 6, 2010
? 5:00pm - 6:30pm - John Creasy Roger at the Congregational Life Ministries Dinner
? 6:45pm - 8:30pm - Worship Service (Nancy Fitzgerald Preaching)
                                              worship bulletin (pdf)
? 9:00pm - 10:00pm - Hearing: Special Response Process - District Conversations

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2010
? 10:00a - 11:30am - Closing Worship Service (Jonathan Shively preaching)
                                              worship bulletin (pdf)

*pending final presenter permission

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.