Worship in an Age of Spectacle
Conference takes place in Ottawa, Ontario
Registrations begin in FEBRUARY 2020. Save the date on your calendar.
About the theme…
Subversive Story, Song, Symbol: Worship in an Age of Spectacle
In an era where spectacle once again fuels the cultures of politics, consumerism and even spirituality, the recovery of the living tradition of liturgical practice can have the potential to fashion a more vigorous and missional church today. Liturgy formed in discipleship can indeed help to shape us into the radical alternative society the followers of Jesus are called to be in the service of God’s mission in the world. Explore this theme with Anglican and Lutheran lay leaders and clergy in the 2020 National Worship Conference. You will grow as you experience engaging and innovative worship, creative conversations, resource sharing, and much more! Theme speakers, special guests and workshop leaders include Chanon Ross, author of Gifts Glittering and Poisoned; Debbie-Lou Ludolph, ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson and ACC Primate Archbishop Linda Nichols.
Special Guests and Speakers include:
Chanon Ross, Ph.D., is a program director at Lilly Endowment Inc. Before that, he was the director of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. Having served in youth ministry for more than 15 years, he is passionate about supporting youth ministry and equipping youth ministers. His articles have appeared in The Christian Century, the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, and Liturgy Journal. He is the author of “Gifts Glittering and Poisoned” (Cascade Books, 2014).
Debbie Lou Ludolph, Dean of Chapel and Director of the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song at Martin Luther University College