Barnesville 2009

Quaker Theological Discussion Group

Monday, June 22, 2009

9:00-9:45 Meeting for Worship (for any present) Stillwater Friends Meeting House

10:00-11:30 Tour of Historic Barnesville: Marie Bundy (meet at Stillwater Meeting House)

12:10-12:40 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Registration

2:00-3:15 Welcome and Opening Session: “A Quaker Apology for the 21st Century”
Moderator: Rebecca Mays
First paper: David Johns
Second paper: Paul Anderson

3:15-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Responses and Discussion
First Response: Steven Angell
Second Response: Arthur Roberts*

6:00-6:45 Dinner

7:00-9:00 Second Session: Celebrating 50 Years of QRT and QTDG (drawing on QRT #111)
Shared Reflections…and Anticipations (T. Canby Jones, Doug Gwyn, and others)
Moderator: Stephanie Crumley-Effinger

9:00-9:30 Worship

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

7:00-7:30 Breakfast

8:00-8:45 Worship

9:00-10:15 Third Session: The Future of Friends, British, Irish, European and Pacific Rim Perspectives
Moderator: Deborah Shaw
Friends in Britain: Ben Pink Dandelion
Friends in Ireland and Europe: Johan Maurer*
Friends in Australia and the Pacific Rim: Gerald Guiton

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 The Future of Friends, Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting Perspectives
Moderator: Doug Gwyn
Friends General Conference: Thomas Swain
Friends United Meeting: Sylvia Graves

12:10-12:40 Lunch

1:00-2:15 The Future of Friends, Conservative and Evangelical Friends Church Perspectives
Moderator: Ruth Pitman
Conservative Friends: William F. Rushby
Evangelical Friends Church: Wayne Evans

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 The Future of Friends, Eastern and Central African and Asian Perspectives
Moderator: Chase Willcuts
East Africa: Patrick Nugent
Central Africa: Elizabeth Todd*
India and Asia: Ron Stansell*

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:15 The Future of Friends, South and Central American Perspectives
Moderator: Michael Graves
South America: Hal and Nancy Thomas
Central America: Alvin and Lucy Anderson

5:30-6:00 Supper

7:00-8:30 Fourth Session: Quakers and Levinas
Moderator: Tim Seid
Levinas and the Invisibility of God: Jeff Dudiak
Levinas and the Visibility of God: Corey Beals

9:00-9:30 Worship

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
7:00-7:30 Breakfast

8:00-8:45 Worship

9:00-10:15 Fifth Session: Friends and the Reign of God
Moderator: Callie Marsh
The Kingdom, the Early Quakers, and the Future of Quakerism: Gerald Guiton
Response: Wess Daniels

10:15-10:45 Break

Business Session

12:10-12:40 Lunch (boxed lunches)

1:00-on, Departures

(* in absentia)

Registration information:

· $95 Full Registration (including 7 meals-lunch Monday through lunch Wednesday, refreshments, dorm lodging and materials; $10 discount if registered before June 1-with meals, excluding lodging, $75)-people must bring their own bedding and towels.
· Additional days (no meals; food available locally): add $10 per day for lodging (for other options, including tenting/RVs, upgrade to guest house, etc. see registration form online)
· Day fee (no meals or lodging-simply pay on site): $25 per day; $49 for all three days; meals $8 a piece.

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