The good news Now

November 21-23:
Be a part of the conversation!

Trinity Institute’s 43rd National Theological Conference will take up the challenge of telling the story of Jesus today. The purposes of this year’s conference are:

  • To equip clergy and lay leaders to participate consciously, creatively, and faithfully in the ongoing evolution of the Christian faith
  • To gather and give voice to a diverse group of leading scholars and practitioners who are wrestling with how historic tenets of the faith address current realities
  • To discover fresh, compelling ways to speak the age-old story

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The 2013 Trinity Conference will take place November 21-23. This year’s theme, ‘Evolving with the Gospel of Jesus’, examines the means by which the historic tenets of our faith address current realities, ways in which the vital story of the Gospels can be told in fresh and compelling ways.


This is your opportunity to join the Trinity Community at St. John’s Cathedral, to learn, to explore, to engage with others who share your journey of faith. To register contact the Cathedral office.


Those who register before November 15 pay the early-bird registration fee – $55.00 per person, $100.00 per couple, $40.00 for students and seniors. After November 15, the fee will be $10.00 more in each category. The fees cover the cost of the web cast, study materials, meals and snacks. Space is limited, so register now!


Thursday, November 21

5:00 p.m. Doors open for Registration (NO DINNER PROVIDED)
5:30 p.m. Welcome, introductions, review of the Conference

“What’s the Good News about Religion?” Trinity Church/Webcast
6-7:30 p.m. Keynote Address: David Sloan Wilson
Respondent: The Rev. Otis Gaddis III

Friday, November 22

“What’s the Good News about the Cross of Christ” Trinity Church/Webcast
8 a.m. Stanley Hauerwas
8:30 a.m. Chung Hyun Kyung
9 a.m. Derek Flood
9:30 a.m. Elizabeth Johnson

10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Reflection Groups – Breakout rooms
12 p.m. Lunch

1:30pm Panel Discussion, Q&A – The four speakers – Trinity/Webcast
3pm Plenary Reflection Group – Trinity Church/Webcast

4:15pm Finish for the day

Saturday, November 23

“What’s the Good News about Abundant Life” Trinity Church/Webcast
8 a.m.          Almeda M. Wright 
8:30 a.m.     David Sloan Wilson
9 a.m.          Kimberleigh Jordan
9:30 a.m.     Stanley Hauerwas

10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Reflection Groups – Breakout rooms
12 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, Q&A – The day’s speakers – Trinity Church/Webcast

3 p.m. Finish for the day

More Information

watch the trailer
about the speakers
more about this year’s theme