Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 2009 Shoemaker Conference “Proclamation & Presence: Learning from the Global Church 1910-2010” Dec. 10-12, 2009. One hundred years after the important Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference, we now look at the remarkable reversals that have taken place in global Christianity and during this three-day conference ask, “What does it mean to proclaim the Gospel in the 21st century?”

Keynote speakers include Jehu J. Hanciles, associate professor of history of Christianity and globalization and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary; David D. Daniels III, professor of church history at McCormick Theological Seminary and a member of the Steering Committee of the Afro-American History Group of the American Academy of Religion; Yolanda Pierce, Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature and Liaison, at Princeton Theological Seminary; Daniel Jeyaraj, professor of world Christianity and director of the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University; and Moonjang Lee, associate professor of world Christianity, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Events run Thurs., Dec. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 11 from 9:00 a.m.- 8:45 p.m.; and Sat., Dec. 12 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A special banquet will be held Friday evening at 5:30. Reservations are required for the dinner and the fee is $13 for person. Otherwise, the conference is free and open to the public.

The Shoemaker Conference is named in honor of wise donor and friend, G. Albert Shoemaker, a wonderful supporter of the Seminary’s mission to provide Christian theological education of distinction to our region and beyond.

To make a reservation for the banquet, contact 412-924-1441. E-mail shoemaker@testsite.pts.edu to learn more about the conference.

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 340 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.