Conferences

Life Amid the Principalities

The 2014 Pro Ecclesia Annual Conference for Clergy and Laity

Sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology

Founded by Carl E. Braaten & Robert W. Jenson

To be held at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland

June 9, 2014, 7 pm through June 11, 2014, noon
“We are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness.”  So Paul warns his Ephesian readers to put on the “whole armor of God” and be ready for struggle with the world.  And yet Paul also says that these principalities and powers were created in and for Christ (Col. 1:16), have now been disarmed ((Col 2:15), and cannot separate us from the love of God (Rom 8:38).  What are the principalities and powers of our time in politics, technology, culture, economy, and religion?  How do we understand them as created, fallen, and disarmed?  How does the Christian today engage these powers?  The 2014 conference of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology will take up this theme.  Presentations will represent a variety of traditions: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant.

Among the Speakers:
 Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Baylor University
Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia
Daniel Bell, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Chad Pecknold, Catholic University of America
Travis Kroeker, McMaster University
Paul Hinlicky, Roanoke College
Cynthia Rigby, Austin Presbyterian Seminary
Banquet Speaker, James Buckley, Loyola University

Regular updates are available on our Facebook page

Conference cost (including banquet): $250;
Early bird registration (until March 31): $210
Retired clergy: $210
Students: $115

Rooms are available on the Loyola campus.  Each room is part of a four-room suite,
sharing two bathrooms, a common area, and kitchenette.
Continental breakfast is included with the room.
Prices are be per person: Single room, $145 for two nights;  Double room, $130 for two nights

Register online here – or fill out and mail in this form.

Travel to Loyola University in Maryland

TRAVELING BY CAR
Directions to Loyola University can be found on the University website at http://www.loyola.edu/about/drivingdirections.html.
For alternate routes, the conference organizers suggest http://www.mapquest.com

TRAVELING BY TRAIN
Participants traveling by train should schedule their arrivals at Penn Station, Baltimore.

TRAVELING BY AIR
Participants traveling by air should fly into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

TAXIS
Taxis from the airport will cost approximately $45-50.
Taxis from Penn Station will cost approximately $10-12.

For more information, contact:
Michael Root
ccet@comcast.net