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2015 Johnson Symposium on Faith & Society

Dr. John Arthur Nunes

November 13-14, 2015

Dr. John Arthur Nunes will be the featured presenter at the sixth annual Johnson Symposium on Faith and Society.  Dr. Nunes, who holds the Emil and Alfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, will make three presentations under the topic “Re-Imagining the Reformation from the Edges.”

The symposium will be held November 13-14, 2015.  Nunes will discuss “Structural Sin and Justification as Justice” on Friday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. The two sessions on Saturday, November 14, include “Witness and Worship in the Power of the Spirit” and “The Whole Gospel for the Whole Person.” Each presentation will be followed by time for questions.

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About Dr. John Arthur Nunes:

Jamaican-born and Canadian-raised, Dr. Nunes’ position at Valparaiso University supports the study of Christian values in public and professional life. From 2007-2013 he was the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief where he led staff in 17 countries working with communities working their way out of poverty. In addition to teaching, he has served in a number of inner-city churches. He and his wife Monique are the parents of six grown children and an expanding entourage of grandchildren.

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Previous Symposia

2014: The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber: “Deeply Faithful; Deeply Flawed: Telling the Truth about Ourselves, the World, and God.”

2013: Dr. Larry Rasmussen: “The Reformation and the Fate of the Earth”

2012: Bishop Mark S. Hanson: “Living the Gospel in Turbulent Times”

2011: Rev. Heidi Neumark: “Building the Beloved Community”

2010: Dr. Marcus J. Borg: “An Emerging Form of Christianity Today”


About the Johnson Symposium

Johnson Symposium

Holy Trinity has long sought to provide opportunities for conversations about faith and life.  Designed to celebrate and honor the exemplary ministries of Pastors Ronald K. Johnson and Stacy K. Johnson during a creative and exciting period in the life of the congregation, the Johnson Symposium on Faith and Society is envisioned as an annual event in which a leading theologian, scholar, and/or practitioner will be present to lead conversations over a two day period on important issues facing the church and society today.