United Days (Holy Resistance: Reforming the Next 500 Years)

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United Days (Holy Resistance: Reforming the Next 500 Years)

By United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

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May 4, 2017 · 5pm - May 5, 2017 · 5:30pm CDT


United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 3000 5th Street Northwest New Brighton, MN 55112

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Join us for United Days 2017, an all-class reunion and education conference. This year's theme is Holy Resistance: Reforming the Next 500 Years.

The Protestant Reformation was a time of challenging authority, questioning the essence of what it means to be faithful, and assessing sources of authority and truth. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we face a similar moment of upheaval. What does it mean to be faithful? When is protest, resistance, or revolution needed? What does it mean to build the beloved community in the midst of massive political and social change? That’s what we’ll explore at this year’s conference.

CEU's available for pastors and faith leaders.

NOTE: if you graduated 50 or more years ago, you are a "Golden Grad!" Please select "Golden Grad" at check-out and receive a complimentary ticket with our gratitude for your service.


Thursday, May 4
United Days Alum Dinner

Meet Dr. Lewis Zeidner, the new President of United Theological Seminary at the alum dinner Thursday evening. Join fellow United alums and faculty for meaningful conversations, award presentations, and a delicious meal.

5:00 Gathering Time
6:00 Dinner

  • Honoring Distinguished Alums Gretchen Thompson ’94, ’14 and Craig Wright ’01
  • Honoring New Bossard-Ward Society Members Sarah Conklin ’94 and Karen Dungan ’85

Friday, May 5
Holy Resistance: Reforming the Next 500 Years

7:45 Check-in and continental breakfast

8:30 Centering Practice
with Rev. John Lee, United Seminary Chaplain

8:45 A Theology of Protest: The Reformation and Paul Tillich’s “Protestant Principle"
with Dr. Paul Capetz

9:45 Break

10:15 Holy Resistance: Embodying Sanctuary as an Act of Radical Hospitality
with the Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort and the Rev. Emily C. Heath

11:45 Lunch, hosted by United President Lewis P. Zeidner

1:15 The Next 5(00?) Years: Forging Ahead...for at Least the Next Little While
A panel conversation with local faith leaders, moderated by the Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort

2:30 Ice Cream Social
Conversation and networking over ice cream

3:15 Break out session workshops

  • Songs of Protest
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward on the Sanctuary Movement
  • Sabbath as a Form of Resistance
  • Glory and Joy: Reformed Theology for a New Millennium

4:15 Communal Worship & Sending
Todd Smith Lippert ‘03, preaching

6:00 Where Do We Go from Here?
Informal off-side gathering

See the entire agenda and speaker bios here.

About the organizer

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is a progressive ecumenical seminary that champions social justice, integrates arts and theology, and promotes bold and respectful dialogue among people of all faiths. Reflecting these commitments, United is an Open and Affirming seminary.

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