Schedule, Topics and Presenters

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Schedule (click on the presentation title to view powerpoint presentation) * indicates there is not a presentation available

Friday, October 22, 2010

12-1pm  Registration/Check-In at Newport Mesa Church foyer

1-3pm  Session 1 – Laying the Foundations for the Study of Godly Love

Presenters:

  • Margaret Poloma (Sociology) The University of Akron: “Religious Experience and Godly Love
  • Matthew Lee (Sociology) The University of Akron: “The Diamond-Model of Godly Love
  • Ralph Hood (Psychology) The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: “Godly Love and Methodological Atheism”*
  • John Green (Political Science) The University of Akron: “Godly Love in the American Population”*

Q & A

3-3:30 pm  Break

3:30-5:30pm  Session 2 – Theological Reflections on Godly Love

Q & A

5:30–7:30pm  Dinner

7:30–9pm  Public Lecture

  • Donald E. Miller (Religion and Sociology) Center for Religious and Civic Culture, University of Southern California: “The ‘Spirit Factor,’ Progressive Pentecostalism and Godly Love”*

Saturday, October 23, 2010

9:30–11:30am  Session 3 – Prayer, Healing and Godly Love

Presenters:

  • Candy Gunther Brown (Religious Studies) Indiana University and Michael McClymond (Theology), St. Louis University: “Global Awakenings — An Ethnographic and Theological Study of Divine Healing in World Missions and Revivals as an Expression of Godly Love”
  • Peter Althouse (Theology) Southeastern University and Michael Wilkinson (Sociology) Trinity University: “Charismatic Renewal as Mission: Godly Love and the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship’s Soaking Centers”

Q & A

11:30-1:30pm  Lunch

1:30-3:30pm  Session 4 – Pentecostalism and Godly Love:  Assemblies of God and Church of God (Cleveland)

Presenters:

3:30-4pm  Break

4-6pm  Session 5 – Pentecostalism and Empowered Social Action

Presenters:

  • Donald E.  Miller (Religion and Sociology) Center for Religious and Civic Culture, University of Southern California and Richard Flory (Sociology) Center for Religious and Civic Culture, University of Southern California: “The Dream Center: Godly Love Embodied in Urban Social Ministry”
  • Paul Alexander (Theology) Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University and Robert Welsh (Psychology) Azusa Pacific University: “Risking Death for the Love of God :  A Theological and Psychological Study of Pentecostals Engaged in High Risk Social Action” Part Two of Presentation

Q & A

The Great Commandment Seminar is held at Vanguard University in Newport Mesa Church’s Sanctuary.
Please see travel for a campus and parking map.

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