Christian Love: Theory and Practice

Venue: College Church of the Nazarene

Location: Nampa, Idaho, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 07, 2009
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2008
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The conference, "Christian Love: Theory and Practice," explores how love might best be defined, how love might best be expressed, and what it means to feel loved. The conference features diverse speakers, formats, and topics. Keynote speakers include Stephen G. Post, author of "When Good Things Happen to Good People," and Michael Lodahl, author of "When Love Bends Down" and coauthor of "Relational Holiness: Responding to the Call of Love."

A number of pastors and preachers will share insights and stories about their experience preaching on love. Diverse workshops on love will be offered. A panel of scholars will explore pros and cons to the idea that holiness and love should be identified with Christlikeness. And conference participants will ponder why lower, middle, and upper class people differ in how much they give to the needy.

An edited book of essays, sermons, poetry, and short stories on love will be published in connection with the conference. Live internet coverage of the conference will be available to those unable to attend.

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D.
Northwest Nazarene University


Additional Information

The earlier one registers for the conference, the lower the conference rate. Conference registrations sent by November 30 are $59. The registration fee jumps to $69 if submitted in December and to $79 if submitted in January. Registrations after February 1, 2009 will only be accepted onsite and are $99. We cannot refund canceled registrations after January 26, 2009. The registration fee includes conference materials, a formal Friday night banquet, and continental breakfasts and coffee on Friday and Saturday. Those who register by November 1 receive a free book authored by Thomas Jay Oord: either Science of Love or Relational Holiness (co-authored with Lodahl).