The Wesleyan Liturgical Society will meet for the fourth time on March 14, 2019, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. As in past years, the WLS will meet on the day before the meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society.
Go here to register today and you can still get the early bird rate for both events.
The schedule is posted below.
Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Liturgical Society
March 14, 2019, Wesley Theological Seminary
||Welcome & Opening Worship
Keynote Address: Anna Adams Petrin, Wesley Theological Seminary
||Michael Tapper, “Trinitarian Beliefs and Contemporary Worship Lyrics: Exploring the (In)Consistency within Evangelicalism.”
SunAe Lee-Koo, “Eschatological Hope in the Eucharistic Prayer.”
||Steven Vredenburgh, “Sanctifying Culture: Liturgy as Cultural Imagining.”
Rebecca Davis, “Inaugurated Eschatology and Corporate Worship: God’s Kingdom Breaks In.”
As usual, I had a very full and fruitful time at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society. It is a pleasure and privilege to be able to gather with fellow scholars in the Wesleyan family, and every year I come away inspired, encouraged and equipped for my own work.
This year also marked the third annual meeting of the Wesleyan Liturgical Society – a new affiliate society of WTS that I hope will grow and flourish in the years to come.
In response to a request from a member who could not be there, I made audio recordings of the keynote address and panel discussion that followed.
The WLS will meet again next March at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Watch the WTS website for further details in the weeks to come.
Borders and the Body Broken: Liminal Space at the Table, by Brannon Hancock (Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University)
Panel response: Heather Gerbsch Daugherty (Belmont University), Steven Bruns (Central Christian College of Kansas), Brent Peterson (Northwest Nazarene University).
The Wesleyan Liturgical Society will meet on March 8, in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society and Society for Pentecostal Studies. This year’s meeting takes place at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN.
I’ve really enjoyed the first two WLS meetings, and we’ve got a great program lined up for this year, with a noted focus on the Lord’s Supper. The schedule is posted below.
You can register through WTS, though note that meals must be purchased through SPS.
Wesleyan Liturgical Society
Third Annual Meeting, March 8, 2018
Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
- 1:15 Welcome, opening prayer
- 1:30 Plenary paper, Brannon Hancock, “Borders and the Body Broken: Liminal Space at the Table”
- 2:00 Plenary panel discussion on the open table
- 2:30 Break
- 3:00 parallel session 1
- Todd Stepp, “Uniting the Pair So Long Disjoined: Tearing Down the Wall Between the Form of Godliness and the Power Thereof”
- Chris Green, “The Altar and the Table: Reflections on a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper”
- 3:40 Parallel session 2
- Larry Wood, “The New Baptismal Liturgy and a Wesleyan theology of Christian Initiation”
- Steve Bruns: “The Third Race and Closed Worship: How Destroying One Border Created Another”
- 4:20 Break
- 4:30 Business meeting
- 5:00 Evening Prayer