“Strong Medicine: The Lutheran Doctrine of Vocation as Antidote to the Lethal Me Culture of Today” is the theme of the annual Canadian Rockies Theological Conference May 5-8, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Canmore, Alberta, about fifty miles west of Calgary, near Banff National Park.
Featured speakers are Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto and Dr. Irving Hexham.
Siemon-Netto is the Executive Director of the Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life in Capistrano Beach, Calif. A native of Leipzig, Germany, he has been an international journalist for 53 years. In mid-career, he turned to theology, earning degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Boston University. His books include The Fabricated Luther: Refuting Nazi Connections and Other Modern Myths and Duc: A Reporter’s Love for the Wounded People of Vietnam.
Hexham, from the Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary, is a well-known author and authority on new religious groups. His published works include Understanding Cults and New Religions and Concise Dictionary of Religion.
One of the highlights of the week will be worship led by the musical group Krystaal, an award-winning, multi-talented group of three brothers who excel in various genres of music including R&B/Pop, Gospel, Urban and World (African). They are characterized by their tight vocal harmonies and an ability to fit any audience. The brothers are natives of the Democratic Republic of Congo and are performing at the theological conference as a way to thank those attending for the work of Lutheran World Federation in helping them while they lived in the Kenyan refugee camps.
The registration fee of $300.00 CDN includes breakfast and lunch on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. A special room rate of approx. $95.00 CDN/night plus tax is available at the Radisson for the conference and several days before and after. Use promo code CANROC when making room reservation.
More information on the conference is available by contacting Pastor Phillip Gagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-458-6012.