Festival of Faith Conference Schedule:

Sunday, August 13

  • 10:45 Worship - Klyne, Sanctuary Sermon; Hannah, Vine Sermon
  • 6 pm - Discussion on the role of story… in humanity… scripture… our faith lives

Monday, August 14

  • Noon - 2 pm - Workshop for Pastors “Preaching Parables”
  • 4 pm - Lecture 1
  • 5 pm - Dinner
  • 6 pm - Lecture 1

Tuesday, August 15

  • 4 pm - Lecture 2
  • 5 pm - Dinner
  • 6 pm - Lecture 2
  • 7:30 pm - Discussion recap (Question and Answer with the speakers)

Possible Lectures

Hannah:

  • Lecture 1 - Beginnings:  The Basic Nature of Story - The role of image
  • Lecture 2 - Cycles:  The Cycles of Growth - The heroes journey and the circle of life
  • Lecture 3 - Endings:  Living the story of life to the fullest even when we know the ending

Klyne:           

  • Lecture 1 - Guidelines for approaching parables
  • Lecture 2 - “Who God says you are?” - You are your history… the narrative construct of our lives… conversation as the ongoing process of change

Possible Discussion Topics for Sunday night/Tuesday night

  • The Abuse of Parable/story
  • Double vision story (double indirect communication)
  • Story as the opposite of abstract language…
  • Story/Parable as a mirror… examples

Identity formation/politics - who has the power in your story… to tell your story

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