Each day the Engle Institute begins with morning Convocation and concludes with evening Worship.
The 2014 Convocation theme is, "A People for God's Name": Believing and Belonging in Luke-Acts
Survey after survey demonstrates that ethnic diversity is only increasing in recent days and yet many of our churches remain culturally homogeneous. What might a church that invites diversity look like? We will turn to the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles to wonder together how God's gift of diversity might take root in our lives together. Too often, our tendency has been to imagine that our faith “solves” the "problems" of diversity by making us all one, the same. In contrast, the author of Luke-Acts views our differences as a gift to be treasured not a difficulty to be overcome.
The convocation speaker is Eric Barreto, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and an ordained Baptist minister.
In keeping with its ministerial focus, the Engle Institute invites a pastor to serve as the preacher for the week. This year we are pleased to welcome The Rev. Pamela Driesell, Princeton Seminary, Class of 1998 and Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, who will serve as the 2014 Engle pastor-in-residence, preaching for daily worship during the event.
Martin Tel, the C. F. Seabrook Director of Music at Princeton Theological Seminary, will lead music and share in planning worship with Pam Driesell.