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Following Christ conference: PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING

Post by myi on Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:27 pm

Dear brothers and sisters,

Grace and peace!

I'd like to invite you all to consider attending InterVarsity's Following Christ conference, to be held December 27-31 in Chicago. I will be attending this conference for sure, and my hope is that many of you will join me. The theme is "Human Flourishing", and a brief description from the website is shown below.

At the Following Christ conference, we gather people active in the powerful institutions of the world (academia, business, government, the media, medicine, the courts) in order to challenge and encourage one another in living as Christ's followers in the world. It's all too easy to lapse into either over-confidence or cynicism about the role our institutions (and we ourselves) play in shaping culture. It?s wise instead to consider how we will be shaped and how we will seek God's redeeming influence in the world. What discourses set the terms of our questions? Whose word and way will we follow? It matters how we know and praise God and how we serve him with our days - for us individually, for the quality and direction of our culture, and for the peace and well-being of the world.

Personally, I have struggled through how God wants me to submit my professional career as a pianist to him. This conference promises answers to my questions (or at least, to provide serious discussion about them!), along with the chance to establish connections with others who have the same issues. There are special tracks for the arts, business, law, engineering, and much more! Please prayerfully consider investing your time and money into this event; I have heard amazing things about it.

Please send a quick email back to me if:
(a) You are interested in attending, or
(b) You have questions about Following Christ.

(I'm appointing myself unofficial contact person for undergrad IVs and Counterpoint...) It'll be helpful to know who else is going so that we can room together for cheaper! (This happens after registration, which ideally should happen by Nov 1.) :)

Also, you may email Melodie Marske (InterVarsity staff worker) at mmarske@aol.com or check out the website for more details: http://www.intervarsity.org/gfm/resource/theme .

God bless!
Margaret


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Post by Boomerwang on Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:17 pm

Ah, would this happen to be the same thing as Sara was referring to when she gave me a packet I haven't been able to look over yet? She mentioned it was ideal for juniors and seniors but that it would also be good for grad students... the date looks similar.

I'm definitely curious about it. rabbit
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Post by myi on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:05 am

Yay! How may I sate your curiosity?

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Post by Boomerwang on Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:06 am

Haha, it was mainly about the cost, but I dug that out of the website - thanks for the link!

Wow, I'm only just glancing over this material and it already looks like it's going to be amazing. As an aspiring engineer, to obtain insight into "Pursuing Christ in your professional field" sounds incredible to me. Wow. I don't think I've actually been this excited for a conference!

But, haha, for me now it's mainly just double-checking to make sure there are no family schedule conflicts during that part of winter break. Rolling Eyes

Thanks to you and all the others (I know Sara was really encouraging me to check it out, and I think Sophia too) for plugging this!
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Post by myi on Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:51 am

You're welcome...

...and I definitely share your excitement!

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Post by jeffivcf on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:09 am

see you there!

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Post by melzers on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:39 am

i just decided to go for sure! :) so excited!

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Post by lwoca on Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:04 am

Yay Melissa! I'm so excited. I'm going too!

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Post by myi on Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:57 pm

neat!!!!!!!!!

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